Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country Reviews
A fitting end to the original Enterprise crew's adventures, that certainly does a better job than The Final Frontier did. That being said, it's not perfect, and there's one thing I can help but notice - they're way too old to be doing this kind of thing, and it shows in some scenes.
The film sees the return of the entire original Enterprise crew for one last ride. Much like the previous 5 films, it developed its own distinct story. Instead of saving wales, the crew were thrust into a mystery surrounding the death of the Klingon leader. The mystery behind why Kirk and Bones were charged with his murder is really what I appreciated most about the film. Instead of a largely comedic take or a space bound CGI fest, it was grounded with real mystery leaving the enterprise crew with one last epic task.
Now the mystery doesn't necessarily last all that long if you realize how the film set up the story, but that also doesn't take away from the execution. As cheesy as the last 15 minutes are, it's hard not to feel a rush of emotion and a great sense of finality. I also appreciated how they took the Klingon side of things and brought it full circle as Kirk's regret and anger towards his son's death definitely plays a role.
Even amongst the heavy mystery, we do get some great space action with improved visuals the 3rd act. As much as I think there have been much better entries in the series, The Undiscovered Country is about as fitting of a send-off for Shatner and crew as any Trek fan could have asked for. With an added intelligent script with important themes explored within the context of an epic conclusion, there's more than enough good material for fans and non-fans alike.
+Involvement of the Klingons
-Some clumsy elements
The crew is trapped by Klingon leader renegade, after the leader wants a truce. Christopher Plummer stands out in this exciting and entertaining adventure, with beautiful backdrops and much better special effects than last time around. One of the very best of the entire series.