The crew of the Federation starship Enterprise is called to Nimbus III, the Planet of Intergalactic Peace. They are to negotiate in a case of kidnapping only to find out that the kidnapper is a relative of Spock. This man is possessed by his life long search for the planet Sha Ka Ree which is supposed to be the source of all life. Together they begin to search for this mysterious planet.
Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.
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This was the last FILM I saw with my grandpa before he passed away. So yeah, I have a lot to be mad about. This is so stupid. The plot is stupid, the acting is stupid ("What does, GOD, want with, a starship?" - Bill Shitner, 1989). You can go straight from the 4th one to the 6th and not miss a thing. I hate talking about this stupid thing. Avoid like the toxic pile it is.
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With the Star Trek II-IV movie "trilogy" (one long plot line) finished, the fifth film of the series is a self-contained story about growing old, friendship, and religion. Sadly, the film fails on all those accounts.The gist of the film is that Spock's half-brother, Sybok (who has rejected his Vulcan heritage), hijacks the Enterprise in search of God in the outer reaches of the universe. Once found, "God" turns out to be a rather temperamental being who becomes angry when his escape from beyond the galaxy (the Enterprise) is taken from him. When Kirk utters the phrase "why would God need a spaceship?", the major plot point of the film turns to shambles. The entire mission (which wasn't all that compelling to begin with) turns into a sham, and ultimately a waste of time.Perhaps the largest downfall of the film, however, is the inability of the writers/producers to create dramatic tension between Spock and Sybok. It is too much of a stretch to believe that the emotionless Spock will succumb to the rash tendencies of a character only just introduced to him.Yet, despite failing on nearly all accounts, a few scenes are inspiring for their place in the Star Trek cannon. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy's vacation at Yosemite National Park is awe-inspiring, heartfelt, and funny (Spock's marshmallow roasting machine is classic!), while the scene where Sybok diagnoses McCoy's and Spock's greatest pain is classic Star Trek fare (even down to Kirk's defiant refusal to be given the same treatment).To conclude, this fifth installment in the Star Trek movie franchise is a forgettable romp through the deepest galaxy. Besides a few interesting scenes, the majority of the movie is unemotional, bland, and even hokey. Hard-care Star Trek fans will enjoy the moments (however slight) of character development this movie brings to the table, but I would advise less dedicated viewers to skip over this installment entirely.
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I do not understand the weak arguments against this movie. Will Shatner plays Captain Kirk in this film just as well as he did in the TV episodes and the other films - so why complain about that with this film? The story is just as good as any other Star Trek film or TV episode. The addition of Sybok, Spock's 1/2 brother, is not much different than Kirk finding out he had a son, David. They have give us more information about each character's past... sooooooo what's the problem? I will never, never understand the complaints that some fans have against this movie. Never.This movie is just as humorous as Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). Star Trek has always added some humor to the drama playing out on the screen. Heck usually at the end of every TV episode there was a humorous moment that left the audience on an up note - which I liked very much. This motion picture has typical Star Trek humor. Why are fans complaining about that with this film? Basically this film concerns a half brother of Spock's named Sybok. Sybok is looking for "God". He believes he's found him and finds a way to take over the Enterprise to find what or who he believes is God.I love this movie... I really don't care if others think ill of me for loving it so much.10/10
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By the beginning of the nineties Star Trek wasn't hip anymore and it shows on this flick. It's the most hated one and I really found it a boring flick for one reason only, the characters became parodies of themselves. Even as a lot of money was spend to make this flick, it only shows on the effects, it do is laughable at moments.Just have a look at Uhura dancing, how goofy is that. It rather started okay but falls quickly into a boring thing. Best thing for me was the opening sequence. What also shows is that some actors are becoming to old. And the worst thing are some scene's that really are cartoonish. The scene in the elevator shaft with Spock and his jets on his shoes that is really a turn off. And the scene at the fire in the beginning in Yosemite, way too long. One to forget.Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 3/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5