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Austin Harper
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Right, the reboot trilogy didn’t happen because Devlin didn’t want to work with the studio again, not because Independence Day Resurgence was a critical and financial failure.

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michael decarvalho

Over the years it has become obvious that there is little if any true self-reflection amongst those in the entertainment industry.

Mollymouse
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Sadly ID Resurgance was awful…very disappointing. I agree that that is why. Had it been a huge success, there would already be a sequel to THAT, and the boys would have had carte blanche to do what they wanted with Stargate. It’s really too bad.

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michael decarvalho

Reboots and reboots and reboots without end. It is unfortunate that the go-to strategy in the entertainment business, with respect to franchise revivals, seems to be reboots or some manner of disposing with the past. Whenever they say they want something ‘fresh and new’ it is really a euphemism for lack of original ideas and rampant ageism. If they were to make a Cinematic Stargate sequel it should absolutely include Kurt Russell and as much of the original cast as they can muster. Similarly with the SG tv shows. Let fans see a natural progression through time and pass the… Read more »

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Timothy Shaw

Full disclosure: I liked the film but absolutely adored the television series (SG-1, Atlantis & Universe).

That being said, when the trailer for Stargate the movie first came out, I thought it was a time travel movie. It took some major re-adjusting for my expectations in order to accept the movie as it was.

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Donatu Five

What Devlin fails to grasp is that Stargate’s success as a franchise is NOT due to his weak, weak movie but to the far superior TV show. Spader and Russell were absolutely correct–the dialogue in the movie was typical Devlin-Emmerich hackery.