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…
I honestly almost stopped watching this halfway through, but the story kept me *just* interested enough to keep going.
I was not a fan of the contrasting tones and clashing moods in this film. I know a lot of people love this film exactly for this reason, but it just got on my nerves. Tilda Swinton's character, in particular, was just so fucking bizarre and jarring to watch. I also found the action monotonous and repetitive, and the overuse of…
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.