Parents' Guide to

Star Trek: Nemesis

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Lots of sci-fi action mixed in with messages about peace.

Movie PG-13 2002 116 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

age 13+

Very sad

Star Trek TNG is a great series, most of the movies are good.. MOST.. this one was very disappointing. It went to quick, it was confusing, some parts were rather not enjoyable to watch.. if you want to watch this movie be prepared to SKIP.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This installment of the Star Trek franchise is not a bad film, but is one that will most likely only leave the ever-devoted Trekkies as the only completely-satisfied customers. For those who are not devotees of the series, the way the characters speak often needs to be decoded, causing the viewer to spend more time trying to figure out what the characters are saying rather then why. After a while, if the story doesn't make itself clear somehow, the viewer loses interest.

Star Trek films have had their up and down moments, and range from excellent, (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn), to overly silly (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier), but Star Trek: Nemesis is about average for the series. There's also an ongoing concern that there aren't any new ideas left, and this installment skirts the edges of that repetitive territory. There are a few good action sequences, and some solid acting from Stewart, Brett Spiner as the android Data, and Tom Hardy as Shinzon. Hardy's performance carries the movie in many of its otherwise sub-par scenes, and he and Stewart give the dialogue a lot of help. But the film is too muddled in "Trek talk" and way too overdramatic at times. Its conclusion is not just easy to predict, but laughable.

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