Benjamin's Review of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
The fundamentals of the story are strong and the movie has its moments of dramatic brilliance. But in the end, it just collapses under its numerous failures. The special effects are excessive, the costumes are silly and the dialogue is mostly laughable.
It feels like they were shooting for a "space opera" reminiscent of Kubrick's "2001" (similar pacing and an ambiguous, "transformative" ending), and if that was the case, big swing and a miss.