Friday, July 30, 2010

Review – Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock

Of all the Star Trek movies – at least the ones featuring the original cast – this is the worst. It sits on a fulcrum point between the first two (and number six), which remain reasonably faithful to the spirit and quality level of the original series, and the next two, which are so laughably bad that their ineptitude makes them entertaining. Part of the problem is that this is a lengthy apology for the finale of number two. Test audiences for The Wrath of Khan preferred the ending in which Spock died, but the overall fan base was less enthusiastic. So this turns into an hour and 40 minutes worth of “no, it’s okay, he isn’t really dead.” Even the Klingons are a cup of Coke that’s mostly ice. If you’re trying for the complete set then sooner or later you’re going to have to sit through this one (especially if number four left you wondering why our heroes were cruising around in a Klingon ship), but otherwise don’t feel obliged to endure it. See if desperate

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