Monday, August 11, 2014

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (on DVD)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
[DVD Star]

This is the first of the Star Trek movies. The crew, characters and actors, from the original series reunite aboard the revamped Enterprise. Their mission is to investigate and intercept a destructive object headed for Earth. Initially the ship is captioned by Decker who is not happy when Kirk abruptly takes over before even leaving Earth. The film is full of long shots of the ship and the mysterious object. It seems like they were trying to impress viewers with the graphics, which aren't bad, however the appeal wears off when all that happens for almost a minute is just looking at the ship. This isn't just when we first see the ships either and in my opinion it just slows down the movie. When comparing it to the original series TV show and the other movies, it really lacks the action, excitement and personality that the others have. Star Trek and science fiction fans may enjoy this film. However if you have never watched Star Trek before, I'd suggest starting with the TV series or another one of the movies because this film just has a different feel to it than everything else that stars the original cast. -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library [ see Kristen's Reviewer Profile and other reviews ]

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Star Trek (the original series) on DVD.]

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Star Trek web site (for all things Star Trek) ]

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