2015 Movie Project | #9
My Winnipeg starts with an interesting premise--recounting the history of the narrator's hometown through the prism of his own memories--and Winnipeg is probably a pretty good city to use for the project. But the first 20 minutes are damn near unwatchable and it gets only marginally better from there. Not sure if the love for this movie is respect for the unique premise or if those people just like watching actors loll about on the screen for no good reason.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This was the only Star Trek movie from the original series that I saw as a kid. It left an impression on me and I remember it fondly and watching it today reaffirmed that fondness. Everything seemed to be clicking in this movie between the cast, the direction, the story and its execution. The first 15 minutes of the Enterprise crew in present day San Francisco is some of the best fish-out-of-water stuff you'll find in a movie anywhere.