The Romulans are finally willing to negotiate peace with the Federation, which sends the Enterprise as their diplomatic representative. But it doesn’t take long before Picard and his crew realize peace was just a ruse and they are actually dealing with a genetically designed foe who has a particularly nasty agenda.
Patrick Stewart (Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Riker), Brent Spiner (Data), LeVar Burton (Geordi), Michael Dorn (Worf), Marina Sirtis (Troi), Gates McFadden (Beverly), Tom Hardy (Shinzon), Ron Perlman (Viceroy).
Star Trek: Nemesis begins interestingly enough before devolving somewhat into dialogue laden drama as Picard and Shinzon spend a bunch of time explaining to us exactly why they are upset with each other. From there the film shifts back to some decent, if short lived, action before stumbling into a rather corny ending that looks a lot like a duel updated for sci-fi.
Acting was solid despite a somewhat lethargic plot. Stewart, Frakes, and the remainder of the Enterprise crew did well as always though many are starting to show their age. It is becoming difficult to accept Spiner as a never aging android when wrinkles and extra weight are showing up.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds are well done as with most of the Star Trek movies. Physical effects are good but as with most in this series, CGI takes center stage. Ships and space scenes are well done with good attention to detail and a surprisingly realistic feel. Dialogue was good when it wasn’t drawn out and used as a lengthy appliance to try and explain the simplistic plot. Sound and soundtrack were solid.
Overall Star Trek: Nemesis was a bit disappointing for a Star Trek film with more drama than usual and an obvious lack of action. Although this one is still worth seeing it probably won’t be a huge hit for series fans.
With sci-fi action violence and a mildly sexual scene, this should be fine for preens and above.
Star Trek: Nemesis is no longer showing in any Littleton, Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
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