Beware of clones, be they replicas of humans or robots.
Star Trek Nemesis
Why I Saw It: While I’ve always considered myself a Star Wars guy, I’ve been making more of an effort to see Star Trek films. The first few I saw were decent, and I enjoyed Star Trek The Next Generation back in the day, so I’m anticipating enjoying the Star Trek films with Captain Picard. Also, I enjoy the work of Tom Hardy.
What Was It About? “After the Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan planet of Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a truce, the Federation soon find out the Romulans are planning an attack on Earth.“.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Honestly, this rating is more about enjoyment-factor than it is about the quality of the film. I’m honestly surprised that this was the last of the Star Trek films before the series got a reboot, but obviously the box office returns don’t always indicate the quality of a film.
Memorable Performances: There’s no chance I’ll ever forget Tom Hardy’s portrayal of a clone of Captain Picard, just based on the sheer iconic nature of the roles involved.
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Favorite Parts: I thought the gamesmanship between Picard and Tom Hardy’s character was a very interesting route to take. From a visual standpoint, the primary weapon in play (both early-on in the film in the Romulan Senate and towards the end) was really cool.
The Regrettable Aspects: The interactions between Picard and Tom Hardy’s character could have been considerably more intense, and if they didn’t want to go that route, they could have given the relationship more depth. Tons of potential, and that probably fell flat a bit.
Would I watch it again? Eventually I’ll watch all of the Star Trek movies with the Next Generation cast in the order they were meant to be seen, and at that point, I’ll watch this again.
To Whom Would I Recommend It? To anyone who liked Star Trek The Next Generation. Although this wasn’t a perfect way to end the stories for those characters, it does the job.
– Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan – essentially the same world, just different jobs within law enforcement
– Bronson – if you want to get a true sense of what Tom Hardy has to offer as an actor, this would be the film to see… so long as you don’t mind a bit of full-on male nudity
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