Directed by: Stuart Baird
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Tom Hardy, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Ron Perlman
Synopsis: The Enterprise is diverted to Romulan space to negotiate peace, but the Romulans have some surprises prepared for Picard and the crew.
What rubbish. Huge inconsistencies, script problems, pseudo-subplots with bold blinking SEQUEL lights on them, the characters were written out of character ("Picard Lite", eh Ripley?), some timeline discrepancies,... bah. The list goes on and on.
Some of the effects were spectacular, the CGI was incredible, the detail on the ship was beyond compare, the new characters were good, but all the glitz can't save it cuz the story bit. Sorry Brent, but if I were in charge, your script would have been burned after the first reading.
With all that said, if you were never into Star Trek, you will likley hate this movie because the script relies upon prior knowledge of the characters. However, if you know the characters, you'll know their parts don't fit them at all. Lose-Lose.
But being as it's part of the Star Trek Legacy, look for Wil Wheaton at the wedding when you are watching it.Added 08 June 2003 at 4:13 PM
Picardi Breezer, actually.
I watched this back in May but in different circumstances than I usually watch movies and I had a nagging feeling that, if I tried to write my review then, it wouldn't be quite.... right. I knew I'd get another opportunity to see it and, since Ice got the DVD for his birthday, tonight was it.
I liked it much better this time around. Picard was out of character for the first 45 minutes (or less) but after that, he settled into the captain we all know and love. There were some glaring problems with the plot and some things weren't explained well (if indeed, at all) but I loved the effects and the CGI. Simply stunning. I also liked Shinzon.
I'm a Star Trek fan but not a fanatic so my expectations for the movies aren't huge. They either entertain me or they don't. This one did.