A Year in Star Trek Movies: The Final Frontier

My History with the Film:
This is where my Star Trek movie memory begins to get fuzzy. I know I started this film, because I rented it at the same time as The Voyage Home, but I’m not sure if I ever completed it. I feel like I started watching it and fell asleep and maybe went back and finished it up. But I’m not sure, so viewing was like a first time watch for me.

What The Film is About (Non-Spoiler):
The Enterprise runs into Spock’s half brother who is attempting to locate God.

What I Liked About It:
-The opening scene looks like something out of a twisted Lawrence of Arabia and not Star Trek, but in a good way. It’s beautifully shot and is by far the most interesting shot of the film. Sadly, it’s all down hill from here.

What I Didn’t Like About It:
-Everything else.

Thoughts:
I figured this film would be rough, I just didn’t realize it would be that rough. There’s basically nothing redeemable about this film. The characters are bland, the humor is bad, the tone, the pacing, the plot, hell even the special effects. I understand that this film had a very troubled production and I even read that the producers kept slashing the budget because of how difficult William Shatner was to work with and I’m not surprised. This film is by far the worse Star Trek movie I’ve seen and definitely up there with some of the worse films I’ve ever seen. Wow.

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