Written by Leaving the Ori storyline unresolved at the end of Sg-1's final season, the makers of the show give us this film. Stargate: The Ark of Truth is a 2008 science fiction film written and directed by Robert C. In particular Michael Shanks and Ben Browder both get to shine in their roles of Daniel Jackson and Cameron Mitchell. There's one other thing to mention: the music. The story feels epic, taking us from Earth to the Ori galaxy and back again.
Stargate: The Ark of Truth Also Known As: Csillagkapu: Az igazság ládája is an Action, Adventure, Drama film directed and written by Robert C. The music by Joel Goldsmith is just as epic as the film, evoking not just the original Stargate theme by David Arnold but the Germanic chants of the Ori themes and heroic themes for the team. Not to say the film is perfect, which it isn't. Fans of the series won't be disappointed. When archaeologist Daniel Jackson Michael Shanks learns that the Ark of Truth is hidden somewhere in the Ori galaxy, the team goes through the Stargate portal to find it. As they attempt to uncover the location of the Ark, Ori warriors and Ori sympathizers known as Priors try to thwart their mission. Meanwhile, Earth is threatened by the arrival of a Prior who demands that humans begin to follow the Origin religion.
It succeeds for the most part, though it does have some flaws to it. Indeed, The Ark Of Truth proves to be both an epic and fitting end to the Ori storyline. In fact one might go so far as to assume that the show never ended. They don't make much sense especially when they resurrect an old enemy from the series in the process. They go from mountains in the opening credits, the ruins of Dakarra and the Altaran city, to the Ark itself: something that was hard if not impossible for the series to do with even a two-part two of the series. There is a scope to the film that wasn't possible for the show on television.
It does exactly what it was supposed to do: be both an epic and fitting end to the Ori storyline. Enjoy the film and discover by yourself. The effects and photography aren't just as good as they were on the show, they're better. But the real treat of the music is that while it may be familiar, you've never heard it played this. . The rest of the production is also first rate for the film, in both writing and production values, is epic. It was released on 11 March 2008.
I won't spoil it because it makes for a great plot twist, but in retrospect it just feels like padding. But the Artifact is in the Ori Galaxy. The Ark Of Truth lives up the hype of fans hoping for an epic end to the storyline that drove the show's final two seasons. The team wants to keep the device, nicknamed the Ark of Truth, away from the Ori, evil ascended beings who trick people into worshipping them as gods. That's not to say the rest of cast doesn't, but Shanks and Browder really do stand out in this.
Everything that made us love the series is still here and thriving. There's also the odd flashbacks to the Altarans involving the Ark which, while they add some texture, really might not have been needed. In short, The Ark Of Truth is a good film. The story has so much going on though that we don't get to see some of the things fans would like to have seen but we see enough to keep everyone happy. But these are minor flaws, and its hard to find anything without any. It stars Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge. There's also one or two moments that evoke memories of the original movie from years ago and fans should get a smile out of it.
The supporting cast does too from Beau Bridges to Sarah Strange, from Sarah Strange to the villainous Julian Sands and the absolutely evil Morena Baccarin. . . . .
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