What a truly delightful bunch of fluff and nonsense this film is. This is one of the more ridiculous stories in the history of Star Trek, and definitely the silliest storyline of all the films, but that's kind of the point.
The "fish out of water" time travel storyline was pretty old-hat even back in 1986 when this was made, but the punchy, genuinely funny script is brought to life by the actors. Everybody on screen seems to be having…
All the complaints that people make about this film are totally justified; i.e. the lack of a strong villain, not enough action, weak storyline etc.
However, there are just enough good moments in this film to drag it back up to slightly above average status. The interplay between the characters is spot-on, and the Enterprise heist is a lot of fun. I also appreciated that the climax of the film was a good old fashioned fight scene between Kirk and…
Rewatched on Blu-ray. The film definitely still packs a hell of a punch. Certain elements have dated, but overall it holds up even now. The special effects, which were state of the art at the time, are still impressive in their own way. Basically, this is one of the greatest action movies of all time and I'll always love it.
I hadn't seen this film since I first watched it in the cinema 15 years ago, so it was basically like a brand new film for me. Honestly, I really enjoyed it. Martin Campbell obviously made a conscious decision to go for a very classic, old-movie vibe when directing this and I think it pays off.
The sword fights are fantastic, and the stunt work in general is great. The chemistry between all of the actors is spot-on, too. The movie is a bit too long, but I was never bored during any of it.