5 May 2012 | ma-cortes
Good entry in the long-running series has the familiar characters battling the Borgs and time-traveling back to Earth
It is the 24th century ,it is the rebirth of a saga, the start of a new scenario when Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew (Brent Spiner as Data , LeVar Burton as Geordi , Michael Dorn as Worf , Gates McFadden as Beverly , Marina Sirtis as Troy) pursue the Borg (into the Borg Sphere, the Cube's smaller counterpart, makes its first on-screen appearance) , a race of part humanoid, part machine , beings face the Federation in what would be the biggest battle of all time , with domination their goal . Enterprise chases a group of Borgs and enters a time distortion created by the Borg . They end up in the mid-21st century in order to save the Earth of the future and from Borg . Their only chance of stopping the Borg from assimilating Earth is to help cockeyed scientific named Zefram Cochrane (James Cromwell) make his famous first faster-than-light travel to the stars and fulfills his role in history , as part of crew (Jonathan Frakes's movie direction debut , best known as Riker) land and carry out the plans . As Picard and his crew go back in time to stop them from preventing Earth from initiating first contact with alien life . Meanwhile , Captain Picard is transformed into a character "Moby Dick's Captain Ahab¨ for his obsession with destroying the Borg, as Ahab was obsessed with killing the white whale ; but also Picard even has a dalliance with one of the women (Alfre Woodward) there and facing a villain who is an evil She-Borg queen (Alice Krige) .
This epic story is concentrated on characters as well as thrill-packed action and special effects although there're numerous of those too . The movie has action , tension , comedy , emotion , suspense and sensational spacial scenarios like is customary development of the franchise whose series buffs will have no complains . Spectacular, exciting , fast-paced , thrilling this is the description of this new outing of Star Trek , following two concurrent threads . Film that reinvents the saga through a perfect pulse narrative that does not give a second of rest to the spectator who is trapped for two hours approx. in a genuine visual spectacle . Idealism , humor , humanity , several agreeable characters and trademark effects abound and will please the enthusiasts such as the neophyte . The top-notch acting convinces , especially the nasty but seductive Borg , Alice Krige , in a super-villain role , while other players also make a nice work as James Cromwell and Alfre Woodward . The stirring final amazing the spectator , in which the moving and spectacular scenes create a perfect union that terminates with an ending that leaves you stuck in the armchair facing the formidable spectacle as a privileged witness . Magnificent special effects by ILM (George Lucas' Indutrial Light Magic) whose animators created several new classes of Federation ships for the huge CGI animation sequence against the Borg . Exceptional soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith , he composes an impressive musical accompaniment to the film and helped by his son , the recently deceased Joel Goldsmith . Furthermore a colorful and evocative cinematography by Matthew F Leonetti . Efficient direction by Jonathan Frakes, the notorious Star Trek's commandant Riker . At the end of filming, actor/director Jonathan Frakes got the nickname: "Two takes Frakes" because of the efficiency of his style .He's an expert filmmaker of Sci-Fi genre and TV episodes : ¨Star Trek¨, ¨Roswell¨ ,¨Masters of science fiction¨, ¨The Librarian¨ , ¨Twilight zone¨ , among them and occasionally for Cinema such as ¨Clockstoppers¨ , ¨ Thunderbirds¨ and ¨Star Trek Insurrection¨.
Suitable for family viewing , it's an entertaining adventure which young and old men will enjoy . Fans of the series will find very bemusing and fun . It is amusing to watch , reliably entertaining for fans and Trekkies are sure to love it , resulting to be one of the best science-fiction follow-up of all time . Rating : Better than average . Well worth watching , essential and indispensable seeing for Trekkies .