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Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Reviews

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August 6, 2017
Another star trek watched. Very silly concept. ..but fun to watch nonetheless. Nice one liners, "out of time" based jokes and general ludicrous situations. Everyone has a role to play in the mission and everyone seems to have a laugh while doin it. However, whale song nonsense was a bit hard to swallow.
August 1, 2017
The Voyage Home is the conclusion to a trilogy within the Star Trek film series, and it closes out the story well. The movie picks up almost exactly where The Search for Spock left off. They do have some loose story threads to address before they can get the main plot of this film going, but I think the script does a relatively good job of weaving those in as sub-plots within this film. Spock?s journey to rediscover himself worked well, and even added some big laughs. It?s also worth mentioning that The Voyage Home did the best job (out of any of the Star Trek films up to this point) of giving each one of the main characters something to do. They might not each have their own story, but they all take an active part in the mission.

This is, by far, the funniest movie in the franchise as well. A lot of that comes from the juxtaposition of these characters walking into the 1980s, which is so foreign to them. Seeing them try to figure out how to communicate with these people, even to the point of integrating swear words into their dialogue makes for a lot of laugh out loud moments. I?m not sure how well all of this translates to modern audiences because the world is clearly locked into that time. But it seems to be primarily 1980s in the style of the time and the clothes that people wear, there aren?t many references that will date the film. Leonard Nimoy in particular crushes these scenes, because he plays it so straight while doing and saying things that are hilarious.

The dilemma that leads the crew back in time is such an odd contrivance, and the solution is just as weird. It doesn?t make any sense if you spend too much time thinking about it, but somehow they make it seem logical through some simple conversations. In the same way they didn?t really make any effort to explain time travel. It was simply something they could do with some complex calculations and a good warp drive. They didn?t even waste time to talk about the rules of time travel, or anything like that. I liked the simplicity of it all, and that they were able to make a movie about an issue that they clearly thought was important, but hid it in a Star Trek movie with lots of lightness so the ?medicine? goes down without you even noticing. The Voyage Home isn?t the best Star Trek film in my opinion, but I can see why it?s in the ?best? conversation for some people.
July 15, 2017
Most Star Trek films include comedy, or at least attempts at comedy (I'm looking at you, Final Frontier), but this is the only one that might reasonably be said to be a comedy film. It's plot is a pretty forgettable one - save the whales or else - but it's really just an excuse to get the original Star Trek crew into 1980's San Francisco, and hilarity ensues. This is the highest-grossing film of the pre-reboot franchise, and it's not hard to understand why. It's the most accessible of all the films, and just genuinely good fun. It also serves to neatly wrap up the three-film arc that follows Spock from death to resurrection, and finally, in The Voyage Home, rediscovering himself and his place among his shipmates. The third best film of the franchise, in my opinion at least, and one that even non-Trek fans can enjoy.
½ July 2, 2017
An absurd plot, but it actually works pretty well. This is the funniest of the original Star Trek movies.
½ June 26, 2017
This movie is pure fun. Very little action compared to the other ones but very fun. Leonard Nimoy gave a terrific performance as always.

½ January 22, 2017
Concluding the story arc that began with the Wrath of Khan, this film takes on a more lighthearted and comedic approach while still managing to expand upon the characters and deal with serious subjects. The comedy also genuinely works (doesn't feel forced at all), the plot may well be ludicrous but it is still fun, the score and audio effects are good and Leonard Nimoy ends the trilogy he has been a big part of behind the screen and on it in a jubilant way.
January 2, 2017
Incredibly silly but brilliant. My favourite star trek film of all time. All you can eat cheesy 80s lines. "A double dumb ass on you"
December 28, 2016
Yet another solid installment of the Star Trek movies. The story may be unconventional, but it works with its humor.
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December 23, 2016
The voyage home is the return to the status quo now that Spock is back to the crew where he belongs, and this is the lightest of the Star Trek movies, a delightful yet not-that-original incursion into comedy with a hilarious dialogue and a very welcome ecological story.
November 19, 2016
If any Trek film can legitimately claim to be the best, Wrath of Khan aside, it's this. Dealing with time travel, ecology, and a great sense of humor, this is science fiction at its best. The only reason I place Wrath of Khan ahead of this is that this one really lacks a corporeal villain who can match wits and brawn with our heroes. It's beautiful, regardless.
½ November 12, 2016
An absurd plot, but it actually works pretty well. This is definitely the funniest in the original Star Trek franchise.
October 24, 2016
The only thing I can about this movie that's short is that this movie is really good. The comedy and humor is all great, especially all those fish-out-of-water-moments. The underlying message is exceptional, specifically for the time this movie hit theaters.
October 14, 2016
"nuclear wessels" Rewatched 2016-10-13,14
½ October 11, 2016
The themes of life and its value, not just in humans but in nature, can't help but give everyone who watches a feeling of joy. While one might assume beaming the crew of the Enterprise to then modern day earth could lead to some cheesy jokes, the comedy manages to feel natural and...well, funny! Fantastic soundtrack too!
September 24, 2016
Space travel, time travel, and cigar like menaces, Kirk and co go where no crew has gone before... The 1980's!
September 20, 2016
Me gustó mucho, es muy entretenida y muy chistosa, la dirección nuevamente me pareció muy buena, al igual que las actuaciones, sentí que lis actores lo disfrutaron más, el hecho de que viajaran al pasado la hace más llamativa, pero la historia en general puede ser un poco "ridícula" aunque puedo pasarlo porque es muy divertida.
September 17, 2016
Watched this with the kids about a week ago. Everybody liked it.
September 11, 2016
This movie is almost like a magic trick. It really manages to conjure something rather wonderful from nothing. The plot can be summed up in a single sentence yet it propels itself forward throughout with oodles of fun, charm and probably the most family friendly story of the series. Great fun if a little silly at times.
September 5, 2016
Easily the best, most fun outting of the Original crew, and despite its 1980s setting, it holds up.
August 30, 2016
save the whales, that was a thing in the 80s, lets make a Star Trek movie about it. That would be like a Star Trek moving raising awareness of global warming...actually that's a good idea, are you listening JJ!? While they violate the temporal prime directive every five minutes, the urgency of the mission negates it, save earth! The best part of this movie is every character has something to do, they're not just "hello I'm in this movie"
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