Star Trek VII: Generations
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Old/new Starfleet heroes warpspeed a lukewarm plot.
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Rotten: Mostly, Generations spends its running length searching for, and never completely finding, its niche.
- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Saturday, January 1, 2000
I may be alone here, but this film is horribly underrated and is one of my favourites in the franchise. Kicking off a new generation of films, this film acts as a segue, introducing the new characters and what type of stories we should be expecting. "Star Trek Generations" is the type of film that has both a good story and good dialogue, making the characters that much more enjoyable to watch. The effects are now something to cherish and watch in awe. The direction and scale of this film is absolutely phenomenal and the time travel aspect of it is tremendously entertaining. I thought it was great from start to finish, but had a few dry spots. This film rocks!
- fb733768972, Sunday, March 31, 2013
An alien scientist obsessed with returning to a temporal nexus threatens the destruction of an entire planetary system and so Captain Picard enlists the help of the previous Captain of the Enterprise, Captain Kirk. The most obvious difference between the Next Generation's first big screen outing and the earlier films is a certain sense of professionalism; although it is still hokey sci-fi, the script is rather more adult (the embarrassing sub plot concerning Data's emotion chip aside), the performances have more dramatic gravitas and the effects and action sequences far more polished and exciting. The contrived excuse for Kirk appearing rather anachronistically in the Next Generation universe stretches credulity to breaking point and the whole nexus sequence drags the pacing down to a snail's pace but otherwise Generations injected a refreshing new energy into the flagging franchise. Hardly a game changer but still an entertaining sci-fi pot boiler with plenty of fan pleasing moments.
- garyX, Tuesday, March 4, 2014
With an all new cast of actors, the Star Trek franchise take a new turn and reinvents the series by introducing a new crew. With Generations we get a highly entertaining and thrilling story, mixed with some worthwhile performances. I really enjoyed the film, thought it was a fine mix of thrills, a bit of action and everything else that make for an effective Star Trek film. The film is a very good entry, one that brings new ideas to the table, and I really enjoyed the direction that the film took with its ideas and concept. This is an accomplished Science Fiction film, and ranks among the finest in the series. With the cast at hand, and good script, Generations is an engaging picture that is worth seeing if you enjoy the genre. An aspect that really stood out for me was the performance of Malcolm McDowell, which made the film that much better. He really delivered one of the film's strongest performances, and it more than makes up for the film's shortcomings. With that being said, Generations is a well crafted picture, one that at times shows part where it could have been improved upon, but considering some of the performances we get on-screen, it's easy to forget the film's weaker points. Overall, this is a pleasant Science Fiction film, one that definitely stands out among other genre films. If you've enjoyed the previous film, you're sure to enjoy this one, and it's a refreshing due to a new cast from the Star Trek: The Next Generations being the new cast in this film. This film has flaws, but it's nonetheless an enjoyable affair that is an engaging film from start to finish.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Tuesday, May 6, 2014