It's practically a historical document about gigantic idiots. These people have a stupid, paper-thin plot for a film & decide to put $17 million, their gone-askew hippy minds & utterly stoned bodies on the line to prove that man & beasts with giant fucking teeth can co-exist. Which they can't. As this film proves.
Reading the trivia on IMDb is like visiting Ogrish.com, the amount of people mauled & bitten on this film is frightening. The fact that the driving force behind it was…
There's some pretty effective scares dotted around a very mediocre story, the plotting is typical William Castle stuff which is hard to love - but like every Castle film it proves it can work when it tries. Such a shame this guy never dove into the deep end of horror & always had to show his tongue poking through his cheek.
I watched this ON A BOAT! The Tall Ship in Glasgow, to be premise. In the hull, where it was cold and damp & we had uncomfortable chairs, I was sat right at the front with a crick in my neck & the film jammed at "we're gonna need a bigger boat" - but I didn't care! Jaws is my favourite movie of all time, this was my favourite experience on a boat ever.
I am still at the disadvantage of not having a clue about what went on in the TV series (which anchors the plot of this movie), but more than being a pleasant change from the movies preceding it & being commendable for having the 'Next Generation' strike out with their own movie - this actually kinda owns. Or to be more specific, THE BORG owns. This is full of great sci-fi action and goes at a fair pace, one of the absolute best Star Trek films I've seen so far. Hooray for Picard!