Welcome everyone. This blog mainly exists as a way of tracking all the movies I've been watching and some of the initial thoughts and general feelings I've had about them.

Rating System

5/5 - Fantastic movies; movies which need to be seen and enjoyed by everyone.

4/5 - Movies which are very good but don’t have that spark which compels you to make others watch them as well.

3/5 - Average movies; watchable and enjoyable, but nothing which elevates them higher. The baseline all movies are given before watching.

2/5 - Can be watched but really bland and forgettable.

1/5 - Minimal to no reason to watch these films. It may have some redeeming factors e.g. it’s so bad it’s good or there’s one character that’s awesome enough to make it not a total waste of time.

0/5- Total waste of time. Nothing redeemable about these films.

As with every review blog/site, this is all my own personal opinion so feel free to take everything with a grain of salt.

Also I'm Scottish so all reviews will be in UK English. Get used to theatre, colour and words ending in -ised.

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#243 Star Trek: Insurrection
Data (Brent Spiner) begins to act out of control exposing himself, and an observation team, to a pre-warp capable civilisation. Upon coming to collect him, Cpt Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew begin to uncover a plot to remove this culture from their village in order to take their natural resources and feel obliged to help them, even if it means going against federation orders.
This is the film which most closely resembles the tone of the original tv series. It’s a little slower and a less action oriented. It tries to deal with some measures of diplomacy before having the main cast abandon their posts to help the locals and it’s the film in which Picard is the closest to being ‘himself’ from the tv show as well.
It’s just too bad that the story is so meh. The twists, the culture, the overarching threat, the villains and the final resolution are all far weaker than the previous film and any of the two parters from the series itself. It also makes Picard super hypocritical going against the federation orders for these people over the Native Americans he tells to get the fuck out for the Cardassians in ‘Journey’s End’. He reprimands the shit out of Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton) for the exact same stuff he himself does in this film. That’s just poor writing.
Much like Generations there’s not a great deal about this film which is horribly bad, it’s just so overwhelmingly bland and devoid of a proper story or further characterisation, that it’s not really worth the time to watch it. 2/5

#243 Star Trek: Insurrection

Data (Brent Spiner) begins to act out of control exposing himself, and an observation team, to a pre-warp capable civilisation. Upon coming to collect him, Cpt Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew begin to uncover a plot to remove this culture from their village in order to take their natural resources and feel obliged to help them, even if it means going against federation orders.

This is the film which most closely resembles the tone of the original tv series. It’s a little slower and a less action oriented. It tries to deal with some measures of diplomacy before having the main cast abandon their posts to help the locals and it’s the film in which Picard is the closest to being ‘himself’ from the tv show as well.

It’s just too bad that the story is so meh. The twists, the culture, the overarching threat, the villains and the final resolution are all far weaker than the previous film and any of the two parters from the series itself. It also makes Picard super hypocritical going against the federation orders for these people over the Native Americans he tells to get the fuck out for the Cardassians in ‘Journey’s End’. He reprimands the shit out of Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton) for the exact same stuff he himself does in this film. That’s just poor writing.

Much like Generations there’s not a great deal about this film which is horribly bad, it’s just so overwhelmingly bland and devoid of a proper story or further characterisation, that it’s not really worth the time to watch it. 2/5

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