Action | Sci-Fi
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman, Dina Meyer, John Berg, Kate Mulgrew, Shannon Cochran, Jude Ciccolella, Alan Dale, Wil Wheaton, Majel Barrett, Stuart Baird, Bryan Singer, Whoopi Goldberg
The Enterprise ventures near to the Romulan neutral zone in response to a signal, a signal they find is coming from an uncharted planet where they find a prototype of Data. As the nearest ship, the Enterprise is sent to Romulus to supposedly negotiate peace with the new government of the planet. On arrival Picard (Patrick Stewart) discovers that the head of the Reman (Tom Hardy) is his clone. The Enterprise quickly finds that the peace talks are no more than the start of a planned attack on Earth.
Even numbered films are the good ones. Oops, never mind, it seems like "Star Trek: Nemesis" is going against this theory by being really bad and really boring.
The writers didn't have a lot of work to do this time since all they did was taking "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan" story and changed names. Shinzon, Picard's clone, is a genetically created human, just like Khan. He was abandoned on a desolate world, just like Khan. He has a weapon of ultimate destruction, just like Khan. He hates the captain of the Enterprise, and pursues him to his death, just like Khan. Data, still utterly annoying and with a utterly annoying brother because one annoying android was not enough, sacrifices himself, just like Spock did.
The opening scene with Picard giving the wedding speech was so corny, it nearly made me throw up. And the dialogues try so hard to be philosophical they end up being just incomprehensible.
There isn't as much action as there should have been, but the action sequences are good. The special effects are good and enhance the film a little bit. Also the music is a delight.
Patrick Stewart and Tom Hardy are both at the top of their game, especially Hardy who convinces us that he is just like Picard, and then that he is nothing like Picard. And for once I did actually understand what he what saying.