Back in 1994, few could have predicted what Stargate would become. The original film was a hit but what happened after is damn near unprecedented. Not a theatrical sequel, no, but several popular television series and a rabid fandom that far overshadowed the people who saw the original movie in theaters.
The birth of a child changes everyone’s life, but for the main character in Dark Matter, it’s a bigger change than most. He’s forced to abandon his lifelong research into multiple dimensions—until he’s abducted into one of those other dimensions, a place where his research never stopped and his child was never born.
As a fan of the Stargate TV universe, which the proposed new Stargate movies were definitely going to remove from canon, I’m okay with this. Especially seeing how the same team did with Independence Day: Resurgence.
Originally, Independence Day was just a generic alien invasion flick, until its makers picked a release date designed to get their movie into theaters before Mars Attacks! Then Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin did what we’d all do with that: theme the whole movie around that date.
Independence Day: Resurgence seemed like it was going to be such an obvious hit. But the sequel to the 1996 mega-blockbuster, released this past weekend, simply wasn’t very good. Even so, I really, really hope we get a third ID4 installment, because the next movie, as we see teased in Resurgence, looks like it would…
Roland Emmerich’s latest film hasn’t even been in theaters a day and he’s already got a follow-up. It’s not a third Independence Day film, though; it’s called Moonfall.
Independence Day Resurgence feels like someone took the original film and fast forwarded to only the action scenes. Maybe that sounds good to you, and certainly the sequel’s epic scope exceeds its predecessor. But without characters that mean anything to us, there’s no drama or tension to the second round of this…
Round two of our war against alien invaders begins when Independence Day: Resurgence premieres on the weekend of July 4. But The Art & Making of Independence Day Resurgence July 4 weekend has a sneal peak at humanity’s arsenal and the aliens we’re battling, we’re happy to exclusively debut them.
We’ve known that Roland Emmerich has been planning on continuing his 1994 film Stargate for a while, but while chatting with the press about Independence Day: Resurgence, he and producer Dean Devlin have been dropping some more hints about what’s next for the franchise.
The alien invasion movie is a proven subset of the scifi genre. It’s ripe for all kinds of interpretations, from pure action like Independence Day, to social fears like Invasions of the Body Snatchers. Now, there are two brand new, very different alien invasion ships are being shopped around Hollywood.
We haven’t even seen the second Independence Day movie yet but, by the simple fact it’s a sequel to Independence Day, we know what to expect: disaster and destruction on a global level. However, several years ago, director Roland Emmerich was planning an Independence Day sequel that wasn’t going to include any of that.
Am I crazy or am I actually excited for Independence Day: Resurgence? Both, probably. As a fan of the 1996 original, it’s both crazy and exciting to think that in just a few weeks, we get to see what happens next on Earth after the aliens invaded.
When Independence Day Resurgence hits theaters on June 24, 20 years (almost exactly!) will have passed both on screen and off since the first film. That’s a long time, but for co-writer and director Roland Emmerich, the wait was a necessary evil.
The first Independence Day had destruction and devastation on such a catastrophic, global level, for its sequel you had to wonder how they could escalate it. A new TV spot gives just a hint, as we see the aliens celebrating before the new invasion even occurs. That can’t be good.
Jeff Goldblum spent 20 years getting the planet ready after Earth was first invaded: now, the aliens are back. The first trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence has arrived!
Even though we’re still a year away from the Independence Day sequel, the cast and crew livestreamed a question and answer session on the set. Mostly, they told us what little they could about their characters and Jeff Goldblum talked very quickly.
Stargate (the movie) is coming back not a sequel, but as a total reboot. Original movie director Roland Emmerich is on to produce and direct... again. And now the reboot has found writers.
Sometimes our favorite movies and TV shows feature some hideously ridiculous dialogue. And this nonsensical and melodramatic speech is part of why some movies are such a guilty pleasure. Here are the 10 awesomest lines of unintentionally funny dialogue from science fiction and fantasy movies and television.
Keanu Reeves is teaming up with the father of disaster porn, Roland Emmerich, to bring something that sounds a lot like The Matrix to television. The series is called New Angeles. Get it? You get it.
It looks like Stargate is about to lose its status as one of the major movie franchises that have never been rebooted. Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are officially returning to the world of Stargate with a "re-imagined" trilogy of films.