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Star Trek Generations

1 rating: 3.0
Drama and Science Fiction & Fantasy movie directed by David Carson

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Director: David Carson
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy
1 review about Star Trek Generations

Strong villain makes a good story

  • Dec 27, 2002
Rating:
+3
This movie has some very strong points. Tolian Soran is one of the strongest villains in the Star Trek series, as Malcolm McDowell delivers a powerful performance. The initial scene where Kirk, Scotty and Chekov are guests on the new Enterprise, shows a Kirk that is regretful of his past, exhibiting weaknesses typical of a hero whose time has passed. Deadpan humor by Scotty and Chekov shows the depth of friendship and respect that they have for each other.
The scene where Kirk is in the nexus and Picard is explaining the situation also shows Kirk in a vulnerable state. Years of being the hero has worn on him and he wants to do nothing more than go back and reclaim a life with a family. However, the last scene where Kirk and Picard are battling Soran is a very weak one and is predictable. Other strong points are the personal battle Data has with his emotion chip and the intense scene where the Enterprise saucer section makes an emergency landing.
By far, the weakest part is when Picard so emphatically states that if he could just talk to Soran, he could dissuade him from carrying out his plan. By this time, Soran has been proven to be a man who attacked and tried to [eliminate] Enterprise crew members, destroyed a star, allied himself with renegade Klingons and is implementing a plan to destroy a planetary system with millions of inhabitants. Furthermore, Picard has talked with Guinan and she told him that Soran is a madman who cares about nothing but his plans to reenter the nexus. A sensible person would have realized long ago that reason is of little value and worked out a much more realistic plan of action.
A transitional film, showing members of the original Enterprise crew as honored guests who are media curiosities rather than crew, this film is at times very intense. However, at other times it reaches a level of campiness that was disappointing in that it was so unnecessary.

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