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HAL2100
November 15th, 2009, 11:15 AM
I was shocked to discover that Roland Emmerich was behind Stargate as well as 2012. I didn't click until I saw a tidbit on imdb.com. Quite frankly at several points in 2012, I was LMAO at just how ridiculous and over the top some of the scenes were. Given how far his come (or fallen) from the original Stargate movie, I'm wondering if he hasn't been abducted by aliens.

Replicator Todd
November 15th, 2009, 11:21 AM
He also did Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 10,000 BC, and Godzilla. I am afraid what he would do with another Stargate.

DigiFluid
November 15th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Honestly....go rewatch Stargate, it's not exactly a great movie either. Roland Emmerich isn't exactly known for Schindler's List :)

1992 -- Universal Soldier (directed)
1994 -- Stargate (wrote, directed)
1996 -- Independence Day (wrote, produced, directed)
1998 -- Godzilla (wrote, produced, directed)
2000 -- The Patriot (produced, directed)
2002 -- Eight Legged Freaks (produced)
2004 -- The Day After Tomorrow (wrote, produced, directed)
2008 -- 10,000 BC (wrote, produced, directed)
2009 -- 2012 (wrote, produced, directed)

P-90_177
November 15th, 2009, 11:28 AM
I can always tell when a film is done by Roland......it just has a certain incredulous yet over the top epic feel to it.

Replicator Todd
November 15th, 2009, 11:33 AM
Honestly....go rewatch Stargate, it's not exactly a great movie either. Roland Emmerich isn't exactly known for Schindler's List :)

1992 -- Universal Soldier (directed)
1994 -- Stargate (wrote, directed)
1996 -- Independence Day (wrote, produced, directed)
1998 -- Godzilla (wrote, produced, directed)
2000 -- The Patriot (produced, directed)
2002 -- Eight Legged Freaks (produced)
2004 -- The Day After Tomorrow (wrote, produced, directed)
2008 -- 10,000 BC (wrote, produced, directed)
2009 -- 2012 (wrote, produced, directed)

Good God. Brad Wright is a genius compared to Roland.....

Andron
November 15th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Stargate was his best IMO. The next project of his is Asimov's Foundation trilogy. I'm really afraid that he will totally butcher this great trilogy...

HAL2100
November 15th, 2009, 12:33 PM
2012 was just waayyyy too over the top. Honestly, three different sequences where a plane just *barely* gets off the ground despite horrific events unfolding all around the plane. I'd expect something like that from a teenager on a sugar high.

knowles2
November 15th, 2009, 12:46 PM
You do not go to see a Roland film, for the acting, for cinematic tips for unique camera angels an to see top of the line cinematography , an you certainly do not go to see it for the story,. You go to see them to see the special effects an how he going to destroy the world yet again, an yet make it bigger an better spectacle that the last time he did it.


Anyone going for any other reason will be disappointed. That go for any of his films.

Only film which did not go with the special effects angel was the Patriot, an frankly I cannot remember what that film was about. An eight legged freaks which went for the horror angle an did a pretty good job at it.

Personally Stargate, Independent Day an the Day after tomorrow are his best work.

HAL2100
November 15th, 2009, 01:05 PM
You do not go to see a Roland film, for the acting, for cinematic tips for unique camera angels an to see top of the line cinematography , an you certainly do not go to see it for the story,. You go to see them to see the special effects an how he going to destroy the world yet again, an yet make it bigger an better spectacle that the last time he did it.


Anyone going for any other reason will be disappointed. That go for any of his films.

Only film which did not go with the special effects angel was the Patriot, an frankly I cannot remember what that film was about. An eight legged freaks which went for the horror angle an did a pretty good job at it.

Personally Stargate, Independent Day an the Day after tomorrow are his best work.

Day After Tommorrow was bearable, and actually a nice disaster movie, but 2012 was more of a comedy than anything else.

DigiFluid
November 15th, 2009, 01:50 PM
Stargate was his best IMO. The next project of his is Asimov's Foundation trilogy. I'm really afraid that he will totally butcher this great trilogy...
Oh man, that's an unpleasant thought :(


Only film which did not go with the special effects angel was the Patriot, an frankly I cannot remember what that film was about.
Mel Gibson won the American War for Independence by himself, and all Englishmen are Nazis.

the fifth man
November 15th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Personally Stargate, Independent Day an the Day after tomorrow are his best work.

I would have to totally agree with that. Of course, I did think The Patriot was a pretty good film.

Alan Wake
November 15th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Honestly....go rewatch Stargate, it's not exactly a great movie either. Roland Emmerich isn't exactly known for Schindler's List :)

1992 -- Universal Soldier (directed)
1994 -- Stargate (wrote, directed)
1996 -- Independence Day (wrote, produced, directed)
1998 -- Godzilla (wrote, produced, directed)
2000 -- The Patriot (produced, directed)
2002 -- Eight Legged Freaks (produced)
2004 -- The Day After Tomorrow (wrote, produced, directed)
2008 -- 10,000 BC (wrote, produced, directed)
2009 -- 2012 (wrote, produced, directed)

Well, as much as you hate him... you have to thank the guy for making stargate.

Where would your live be today if he hadn't have made that movie, thus no show being formed.

I know I would be in curled up position crying in the connor of my room :)

jelgate
November 15th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Well, as much as you hate him... you have to thank the guy for making stargate.

Where would your live be today if he hadn't have made that movie, thus no show being formed.

I know I would be in curled up position crying in the connor of my room :)

Your life must be pretty empty:P

Alan Wake
November 15th, 2009, 09:05 PM
Your life must be pretty empty:P

Yes, thanks for reminding me.. :(

Goes off to watch a stargate episode and cry

HAL2100
November 16th, 2009, 06:11 AM
Well, as much as you hate him... you have to thank the guy for making stargate.

Where would your live be today if he hadn't have made that movie, thus no show being formed.

I know I would be in curled up position crying in the connor of my room :)

I wouldn't be wasting time on here and might actually be getting some things done. I just feel that he has a way of going over board. I remember seeing 'The Patriot' and having numerous issues with it, which I can't recall any at the moment. I think he needs to actually get a film degree and frequently chant the mantra 'less is more'.