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Review of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Star Trek has been considered a phenomenal zeitgeist series, producing a stream of hit-or-miss movies within a 50-year lifespan. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, on the other hand, is one of those misses, done by the warped mindset of Captain James T. Kirk himself, William Shatner. The movie involves the Starship Enterprise crew who deal with Sybok (Laurence Luckinbill), the Vulcan half-brother of Dr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), who hijacks the ship over a quest to find God at The Great Barrier. I donโ€™t know about you, but the idea of God existing in space seems so beyond bizarre and far-fetched that you swear it reads like a ten-year-old would write on fanfiction.net, and somehow got millions of dollars to adapt to the big screen. In fact, I take that back, ten-year-olds watch sci-fi shows, so even they would have better knowledge of the franchise than the Star Trek veteran. Also, how many minor characters can you have in the first half of your movie and then completely abandon for the rest of it? Itโ€™s almost as if Shatner started with a decent scenario and jumped ship near the next scene and decided to focus on other characters and whisk away these superfluous individuals. Furthermore, the strangest, silliest, and most absurd running gag in the Star Trek series is the one where Spock fails to recognize the lyrics to โ€œRow, Row, Row Your Boat.โ€ Talk about a childish moment in an equally shark-jumping plot, this joke came sporadically out of nowhere and led to a laughably lackluster payoff in the end. The Final Frontier, while not the worst of the Star Trek movies, meanders into weird territory and lacks the energy and emotional stakes of the rest of the series.

(2 Three-Breasted Cat Strippers out of 5)
Added by mhthehammer
2 years ago on 12 June 2020 17:41