On the one hand Origins reintroduces the undefined concept from the original film of a single stargate on earth with a second stargate on another single planet, which again raises the whole question of why the stargate system would only be composed of two planets.
On the other it nicely brings in the technical aspects of SG1 with the whoosh! and several other aspects.
Having said that I was disappointed at what seems to be almost a babyish or childish character to the interactions of the main actors (aside from Katherine's father). It doesn't fit with the way light-heartedness was introduced into SG1. To this gets added less of a historical context of events than fighting on the other planet.
Then there is the fact of their travel with no water or food, and no bathing. Yet much of the time they looked as if they had enjoyed a nice shower. The Nazis and Langford had no access to food or water over the 2 or 3 days when the story takes place.
I also noticed a clear attempt to try to put Katherine in the main role with Wasif and Beal as two skinny teenaged underlings.
Although the use of subtitles for the apparent Egyptian language added some authenticity, it also serves as a bit of a distraction.
And similar to the original movie, the entire planet is composed of one single settlement in the middle of a desert (along with a so-called city that is seen from a distance).
Finally I didn't like the final instalment of how the film ends. I don't like the effect of the Langfords losing their memories and of losing Wasif to become a slave soldier (whereby we have to suspend our memory of the go'alds of SG1) and Beal being killed.
Overall I started feeling like giving Origins an A in the first 2 or 3 installments, then a C or worse because of the childish behavior in the following ones, only to see it come back up to a B by the end. My overall grade for Stargate Origins is either B- or C+.
What say the rest of you???