“I’m trying to believe you, Shinzon. If there is one ideal that the Federation holds most dear, it is that all men, all races can be united. What better example? A Starfleet captain, standing in the Romulan Senate. Nothing would make me more proud than to take your hand in friendship – in time… when that trust has been earned. ” – Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Number of Times Seen – 4 (21 May 2003, 2007, 25 Mar 2014 and 23 Apr 2017)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – The crew of the Enterprise are sent to Romulus in order to negotiate a Peace Treaty between The Federation and one of it’s longest enemies.
My Take on it – I know that many people view this as the weakest of the Next Generation films, but I actually think they did quite a good job with what they had to deal with.
Yes, the story has some holes in it (big ones), but overall, it’s a compelling one that is fitting for being the final mission (on screen) of the crew.
They manage to give us closure on many of the storyline depicted in the show and subsequent films and it was nice to even see a few cameos of characters who haven’t been around much lately.
The entire main cast returns for this film and it was great seeing them all together one last time.
I think that the main problem here is the fact that the story feels a bit too rushed in certain parts and had the film been a bit longer they might have been able to expand on some of the plot points better and perhaps even more tightly.
It’s a bit disappointing that this film did so poorly at the Box Office because that is truly what ended this crew’s trek through space.
It would have been nice to see them all again, but they still do a fine job here of closure for so much.
Having now seen the entire Next Generation canon, I think they handled the arc of the characters and storyline in a very fitting fashion.
Bottom Line – Fitting way to end the tales of this crew. Gives a lot of closure to many of the character’s arcs that began 15 years earlier when the show began. Nice to see everyone back (including some cameos) on this final mission. The plot feels a bit too rushed and it would have benefited from a tighter and longer script. Unfortunate that this film didn’t do well enough at the Box Office because it would have been nice to see them appear even more afterwards. After having seen the entire canon of these characters, it was nice to see it come to a proper kind of ending. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This is the only Star Trek film not to finish number one at the box-office on its opening weekend. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (upgrade from original review)
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