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Star Trek V - The Final Frontier Reviews

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January 3, 2018
A Movie That Feels Like Star Trek Especially The Beginning And the ending of the movie
but yes the story is a little bit poor and bad
but it is a movie whit beatiflu music and meaning
January 1, 2018
Great fun. Not sure what people disliked. Some of the most charming scenes between the cast in all 6 films. A worthy effort from Shatner as director.
December 21, 2017
A bad movie. Even a die hard Star Trek fan could not excuse this.
½ December 18, 2017
awful. do not watch it. period.
August 9, 2017
Of all the TOS-cast movies, this captures the spirit of TOS the most. Highly underrated. Bad special effects is the only major downside.
Spock: Jim.
Kirk: Yes, Spock?
Spock: Life is not a dream.
Kirk: Go to sleep, Spock.
August 5, 2017
Fans often agree that the even Star Trek films are the good ones and the odd are the bad, so I went into The Final Frontier with low expectations. Luckily, it was better than I anticipated. For one thing, the setup is done very well. They establish that the Enterprise is in need of a lot of repairs so it always makes sense when things aren?t working right, they introduce Spock?s rocket boots which are used in a key scene later, and there are other little details that we see early on that pay off in the climax. I also liked the inciting incident of all these diplomats being held hostage and the Enterprise being sent in for a rescue mission.

Then there was Sybok. This is where Star Trek V kind of falls apart. Laurence Luckinbill plays him very mellow, which is strange for a zealot on a mission from God. His methods are frustrating, especially since we don?t see the actual brainwashing process until very late in the film. It?s like people just suddenly are on his side. When it?s revealed how he?s doing it, I could not comprehend why this would magically make people behave in ways that are counter to their personality. I admit his motive was acceptable, being driven by a vision of God makes sense. And it also seems logical that he would be the one to have these visions because the Vulcans have some psychic sensitivity.

So this begs the question, since the Federation seems to be an organization that is all about exploration, why did they never attempt to explore the center of the galaxy? Because it ends up being so simple to get in there, it feels like this would be something they would have tried in the past. Then when they get in there, Kirk is willing to go against everything he said before simply out of curiosity. There are several things like this that Kirk and Spock do which seem out of character and that bugged me a lot. The truth is that The Final Frontier is not one of the better Star Trek films, it has all these flaws I?ve listed, but it?s also not the worst Star Trek film. I?d be willing to watch it again for sure, which is much more than I expected going into my first viewing of the film.
½ July 15, 2017
I have a love-hate relationship with this film. When I'm thinking back on it, I love it, but when I actually watch it, I often find myself cringing. There several things to love about this movie. The story is ambitious. The guest stars acquit themselves well, particularly Lawrence Luckinbill as Sybok, an actor much more renowned for his stage work than his screen appearances. There are some great character moments here, too, including what I believe to be one of the best in the franchise, as Sybok tries to convert Kirk, Spock, and Bones by forcing them to confront their pain. Regrettably, these great moments are sandwiched between goofy gags and dismal special effects that sink whatever chance this movie might have had to be good, let alone great. This isn't entirely William Shatner's fault, but his uninspired direction doesn't help matters. This isn't my least favorite Trek film, but it's the one I'm most comfortable recommending that casual fans skip over, and that's just as bad.
June 26, 2017
This was very boring and forgettable again. The action was very boring and the story was not that great.

½ March 31, 2017
I can honestly say that I enjoy this movie. Way better than Into Darkness.
February 20, 2017
Story/Screenplay - 30% - 12/30
Cinematography - 30% - 9/30
Acting/Characters - 15% - 7/15
Production/Costume Design - 10% - 3/10
Effects (Visual/Sound) - 8% - 2.5/8
Music - 7% - 6.5/7

Final - 40/100
½ February 9, 2017
You know it's a lackluster entry of the series when the main villain is basically the visual nursery rhyme depiction of "The Wind."

Cheap production values abound and the less said about the story the better.
February 1, 2017
Absolutely terrible. It has bits of brilliance here and there, but as a whole the film is convoluted, and there are just too many scenes that don't make any sense what so ever. This is easily the worst in the franchise.
½ January 23, 2017
After a successful trilogy that had a continuing story arc and two successful efforts by actor and director Leonard Nimoy it was now William Shatner's turn to have a crack at the directing side of a film in this series and unfortunately it is the weakest entry in the original series. It has a few good moments, there is some okay action (though most of it is weak) and the cast is as likable as ever but the plot is even more ludicrous than the previous film but with none of the humour or payoff that that film had. Thankfully this isn't the last film in the series otherwise it would of been a sad note to end an otherwise solid series.
½ December 28, 2016
Shit, this movie's a mess. Like, 80% bad and 20% good.
½ November 19, 2016
The worst of the original crew's Trek films. There's way too much silliness and hackneyed philosophy going on here. It's a testament to the other films and the show that this movie didn't kill off the franchise.
November 6, 2016
Easily one of the most underrated films ever made.
October 12, 2016
Easily the worst in this otherwise great series
September 22, 2016
Muy aburrida, hay muchas cosas que no tienen sentido, y tiene muchas cosas, en lugar de enfocarse en algo concreto, el diálogo es malo, y el villano me parece un chiste.
September 19, 2016
Highly anticipated prior to release and ultimately a superior disappointment.
½ September 11, 2016
Better than it gets credit for, there's quite a lot going on in this movie. Although not as good as IV it sticks with the same comedic tone but does have plenty of heartfelt dramatic moments and a decent (if slightly unfocused) script. Shatner may not be a great director but he keeps the camera moving giving a dynamic feel and the pacing is mostly fine.

There are a few "silly" moments that edge towards parody including an hilarious moment when Spock uses his Vulcan death grip on a horse. If anything lets the movie down it's the special effects which are too often rather ropey. "The Final Frontier" is perhaps a grander sounding title than it deserves but it's nevertheless worth a watch.
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