Stargate ★★★★

Stargate and Independence Day (1996) are the Crown Jewels in Roland Emmerich’s summer blockbuster empire. As a high school kid in the 90s I was the target audience and enjoyed everything about Stargate: the sci-fi fueled action, Egyptian themed adventure, Spader’s awkwardness & the standard issue dramatic beats...it’s familiar fun that I ate up then and revisit almost every summer with a pile of popcorn and a margarita. A pairing fit for Ra himself!