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Adult Written byjowoho December 26, 2008

Fun to look back on

This was the first Trek movie and had ground breaking special effects (for the day). However, there is a very long period of musical interludes where there is no dialogue. My 11 year-old loves Star Trek and wanted me to fastforward through this really long sequence. But, for me, it was neat to see all the cast members. In this film they all look so young and skinny (William Shatner, for instance). Compared with others in the franchise, this one is very tame in terms of action and violence.
Parent Written by1483017 December 21, 2012

I liked it for the main characters and ship only because I am trekkie.

As a long-time Star Trek fan it always pains me to give this movie (the first movie after the series) a so-so rating. I really would have given it a 3-1/2 stars because it is Star Trek in general and also the awesome actors were actually really good but, unfortunately, part of a OK story line. If only they cut out some of the sappy musical moments that dragged (as one of the things) it would have been better of course. My tween kids watched all the series shows of the original Star Trek but was not interested in watching this one because it was very "adult" like kind of movie, which meant it was too serious and slow moving for them. I see their point. But, ultimately, I think a kid closer to 13 would be better to watch this because of some references in a way to joining between two beings (who know what I mean) and also they said a couple of not too severe swears a few times in the beginning. I know different households restrict their kids in their own way, but I think an 11-yr old is too young for this movie. Also, I would definitely not give this a G rating. PG is fine.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Parent of a 10 and 13 year old Written byTheRightGuy101 August 31, 2011

I couldnt sit through it...

Dragged on and had a boring storyline. 2/5
Parent of a 10 and 12 year old Written byElementarySchoo... January 31, 2011


Wow was this boring. The slowest moving movie ever. Wow, my kids hated it.
Adult Written byrockmonster January 23, 2010

boring... could have been much more

well, i wish it was more interesting. had a boring plot and was slow moving. watch it if you wish. i wouldn't recommend it unless you're a die-hard fan... or a "trekkie" but even then...
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 13 year old Written byTsion April 26, 2009

A Disappointment, to Say the Least...

Before a few nights ago, I'd never seen the old STAR TREK movies (I know; shocker). I saw THE VOYAGE HOME on a shelf, and, knowing that the plot was independent of the others, picked it up and watched it. I was wowed; it was sharp, funny, intense, and intelligent. This one...not at all. If you're hoping to watch the first to gain character knowledge: you won't get it. In fact, you're better off starting with number two. That said, there's little objectionable content. People are vaporized (their forms are seen screaming before they disappear), and there are some "d**n"s and "hells".
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Adult Written bySpud April 9, 2008

Probably the best Star Trek movie ever made.

The violent content in this movie is practically nonexistent. In a few scenes, an alien machine fires at other ships and turns them into what looks like static electricity. Later, an alien beam does this to one of the characters. Most cartoons are more violent then that, though. The language is comparable to most PG movies, you'll hear a few "D" words. The message at the end of the movie is a very good one. The movie ends when an artificial intelligence realizes that he can't grow without faith. Just like most of the episodes of the original series, this one ends with a moral message.