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What the Heck Are You Complaining About?
on 29 April 2008
Having watched "The Ark of Truth" and read many of the other reviews here on Amazon, I can't help but wonder what the people who didn't like it were expecting; A cameo appearance by Elvis Presley? The secret of transmuting Lead into Gold?
Some people have complained that it wasn't a 'Film,' but merely two episodes of SG-1 that were shown back to back. But even though they could have easily replaced two of the `filler' episodes in series ten, they were still two of the best episodes ever made.
We might quibble about being charged an extra ten or fifteen pounds to see the end of the Ori story line, but I can't see how this could ever be a basis for disliking the film itself. And whilst at least one person has complained that you need to have watched most of SG-1 to really know what's happening, how could anyone `skip to the end' like this and not feel as if they didn't know what the heck was going on?
Whether it's actually the last two episodes of SG-1 or not, this film was made for the hardcore fans who were deeply engrossed in the story, not the uninterested people who just happened to flick past it one night on the `Sci-Fi' channel.
At this point in a review of course, I would normally go into explicit detail about the ethical issues that SG-1 deal with, the incredible writing, the wonderful acting and the spectacular (but never gratuitous) special effects. But as far as this film is concerned though, I honestly don't feel there's any need.
If you loved the depth and soul of 'Stargate SG-1,' were moved by the intelligent and emotional storylines and watched it for something other than `The cool explosions and the bright pretty colours.' If you understand what I mean when I use words like Replicators and Asgard, Ancients and Ori, Doci, Priors, Jaffa and Shol'va. If you honestly understood SG-1 and felt gutted when the tenth series simply tailed off at the end, then I can almost guarantee that you will love this film.