So now that I’ve seen all the odd numbered Star Trek films I have to say their bad reputation really has been a bit of an exaggeration. While most of the odd numbered films have been the weaker films in the series I don’t really consider any of them to be bad.
This is another film that is just alright. It has some decent character interactions but the plot itself is underwhelming. I said Generations felt more like an extended episode than a movie, this feels more like it should have been an episode instead of a movie. The story itself isn’t bad, it just doesn’t seem like one worth dedicating a movie to and not the best follow up to a movie about The Borg.
It doesn’t help that the villains themselves aren’t interesting. They could have been if there had been a real conflict of morals of who is right with both sides doing what they believe is right but that only really happens in one scene between Picard and the Admiral while the actual villains of the film have selfish motivations.
So while it’s still not a bad movie it is one of the weaker films in the franchise. I’d say it should have been an episode but if it had been it wouldn’t have been a very memorable one. Apparently the next film is also one of the films that people don’t really like but based on the way the infamous odd numbered films have been the worst I’m expecting it to be is just ok.