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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
The key to saving the future can only be found in the past.
Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of a mysterious alien presence whose signals are slowly destroying the planet. In a desperate attempt to answer the call of the probe, Kirk and his crew race back to the late twentieth century. However they soon find the world they once knew to be more alien than anything they've encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy!
You're proposing that we go backwards in time, find humpback whales, then bring them forward in time, drop 'em off, and hope to Hell they tell this probe what to do with itself?!
With 24 seasons over 5 television series and 12 feature films, The Voyage Home has to have the most ridiculous plot in Star Trek's over 45 year history and yet it ends up being one of it's greatest films. Not only does the film feature no real villain, but it's a lighthearted comedy featuring the Enterprise crew time traveling back to 1986 San Francisco to try and locate a couple of Humpback Whales to bring back to the 23rd century to save Earth. The concept is…
can you imagine a fourth entry in a lucrative franchise taking a hard swerve into comedy like this these days? although it's certainly choppy since it's still got a goofy, expository and "relevant" sci-fi adventure to deal with, you put a few beers in me and i'll start arguing for it as a Hawksian hangout movie born inadvertently out of nostalgic familiarity and outright fan service.
Quite possibly the silliest piece of media ever conceived.
McCoy: "You're proposing that we go backwards in time, find humpback whales, then bring them foward in time, drop 'em off, and hope to Hell they tell this probe what to do with itself?"
Kirk: "That's the general idea."
Oh man. I was not expecting this. For those who haven't seen it, The Voyage Home is a situational comedy involving the crew of the Enterprise back in 20th century California. If I had gone into it expecting that I think I might have been able to enjoy it more, but I've basically been hoping for more Wrath. This is certainly constructed well enough as far as comedies go, and once I figured out what it was doing I got a few good laughs out of it, but personally I prefer the more space adventure-oriented installments in the franchise.
The heck is wrong with me? When I went to log this I had apparently given it 3.5/5. Star ratings are stupid, and this movie is amazing. To me, this is Star Trek at its finest, and most fun.
After seeing Star Trek III, I remarked that it was maybe too tied to its TV roots at that point in the series, as it seemed like a sort-of cynical attempt to reset the series narratively much like a TV show would. If that's so, then Star Trek IV is the positive side of that coin, as it's thrilling to see such a big budget blockbuster (in 70mm!) basically take a step back and do a "funny episode." It's the kind of thing you almost never see, and it's so much fun here. It helps that these guys are so at home in their characters, and in full hangout mode. Even Shatner seems hilariously in on the joke, schmoozing his…
A really fun film for any Star Trek ToS fan.
"Everybody remember where we parked."
My review -- this film project is now on DVD and the profit margin is roughly $112 million. The plot is as follows [it loosely continues from the previous film, as it relates to James T. Kirk and his crew disobeying orders and now having to return to face the consequences of those actions.] But however when they get there, they are warned to stay away because of this tremendously large entity that is destroying everything in its path, but Mr. Spock realizes that this entity is just communicating in humpback whales song and tragically there are no more humpback whales in existence, so out of desperation they try time travel back to the 1980s. Simply put I am not…
I always knew of "the one with the whales"...
This is the most fun I've had with the (classic) films thus far. Who would've guessed that the 4th entry would be an extremely entertaining, hilarious, time travel / fish-out-of-water adventure?
The most intentionally goofy Star Trek film is a hilarious and strong fish-out-of-water tale that shows how silly these characters can seem when out of context. Integrates the entire crew deftly and rounds out what is the real trilogy of Star Trek films (ii, iii, iv). Despite some heavy-handed environmental messages, this fourth installment is a great scifi comedy romp.
An engaging and lighthearted time travel romp that's funny as can be yet still riveting. At it's core the plot is the stuff of cliche that everything from He-Man to the Smurfs has done but the cast of Trek is such a great one it doesn't feel tired at all. Great ideas, great threat, great humor, great film period. My personal favorite film of the series.
O plot do filme é muito maluco e a solução envovendo viagem no tempo trazia grandes chances de ser um desastre. Mas não, mais um bom filme para um série que não me decepcionou até agora.
A história de aliens em busca de comunicação com baleias é doida, mas se encaixa dentro da mitologia e filosofia Star Trek, é mais uma faceta do pensamento sobre a existência humana. E a viagem no tempo acaba sem grandes percalços, deixa poucos furos (não tem como não deixar).
O melhor do filme é a exploração dos personagens, passa o sentimento de que agora somos íntimos com todos eles, podemos nos divertir tirando sarro deles.
Muito legal também é que, depois de três filmes no espaço, agora temos uma aventura na Terra. Não só o perigo é real e imediato para o planeta como quase toda a aventura acontece em terra firme.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
- La Jetée
- Back to the Future
- The Terminator
- Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
- Mind Game
All the time travel films I can think of (and that I have seen) in order of greatness.