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No other stinker in 1999 could compare to the witless and tasteless
experience that was WILD WILD WEST, a big-budget bomb of epic proportions
that is a total disgrace to the TV western of the same name. Will Smith is
James West, a slick gunslinger who, along with his partner (Kline) must
prevent a political assassination and save a town from destruction.
Unsatisfying visuals and second-rate special effects only add to the
horrible acting and the film's unclear direction. It is so disappointing to
see such good actors wasted in such a terrible mess.
0 out of 5
STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY is a decent way to end the original
Star Trek franchise. This time, the Enterprise crew's plans to go at peace
with the Klingons backfires when the Klingon spaceship is suddenly attacked,
beginning another huge war. Though STAR TREK VI is not the best of the Trek
movies, it proudly makes up for the disasterous FINAL FRONTIER and returns
the franchise to its true form with the excellent cast and neat special
3 out of 5
STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE is some kind of rarity, a film based on a TV
series with the same characters and the same actors that somehow works.
Captain Kirk (Shatner) and Mr. Spock (Nimoy) return to the Starship
Enterprise to help prevent an alien attack on Earth. As always, films like
STAR TREK are very likely to produce sequels. Go figure. The only
disappointment here is the film's length, but if you like the Trek movies as
well as the TV series, this film is highly recommended.
3 out of 5
It looks like the Star Trek franchise has finally jumped the shark with this
incredibly weak entry. In STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER, the Starship
Enterprise is hijacked by Spock's Vulcan brother (Luckinbill), who sends
Kirk and crew on a voyage to a secret planet at the center of the galaxy.
While not a total waste, THE FINAL FRONTIER is easily the worst of the Star
Trek movies, from Shatner's unappealing campfire songs to his utterly
bizarre direction, proving that Shatner can't sing or direct. Fans of the
franchise will definitely enjoy STAR TREK V, but few others
1 out of 5
Impressive followup to the otherwise overlooked film adapted from the
classic TV series has the members of the Starship Enterprise facing a
familiar foe from their past who plans to get rid of Kirk (Shatner) and the
rest of the starship crew out of revenge. Stellar performances, especially
a powerful one from first-timer Kirstie Alley, along with excellent pacing
and good special effects make this entry the most exciting of the
4 out of 5
One of the most explosive, if not the best, Star Trek movies, THE VOYAGE
HOME has Kirk and his team time-traveling to 1986 Los Angeles in search for
a pair of humpback whales, the only beings that can be signaled by a
mysterious alien probe threatening to destroy 23rd-century Earth. During
their mission they must also face the reality of 1980s civilization. Not as
powerful as WRATH OF KHAN, but it is very close to that standard and is
never dated as an "80s Movie." Some good performances help too, as well as
spectacular special effects that make THE VOYAGE HOME a highly enjoyable
entry in the Star Trek film series.
4 out of 5
STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK picks up where THE WRATH OF KHAN left
off with a bittersweet situation. The Starship crew have defeated Khan, but
in the process, Spock died, McCoy (Kelley) is beginning to go insane, and
Admiral Kirk (Shatner) and the rest of the team have lost control of the
Starship Enterprise, but when Spock's father visits unexpectedly, they steal
the ship back and thus beginning the search for Mr. Spock, with the evil
Klingons right behind them. A decent, but rather weak entry in the Star
Trek movies that manages to push past average status with the help of some
great special effects and Nimoy's fine direction.
3 out of 5
I have nothing but praise for THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. It is touching,
high-spirited and full of motivation. Tim Robbins plays a banker who is
wrongly convicted of the murders of his wife and her lover. He is sentenced
to life in prison and eventually befriends another lifer (played by Morgan
Freeman in a powerful role) who has just been denied parole. It may sound
like a simple story, but Frank Darabont's direction, along with endearing
performances and a cheerful climax, makes the film so energetic and magical.
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is a breath-taking masterpiece.
5 out of 5
TREMORS is an excellent example of a movie that is not supposed to work, but
somehow it does. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are two handymen who team up
with a seismologist to help a group of citizens in a desert area fend off
vicious underground monsters. Bacon delivers his finest performance since
FOOTLOOSE, along with fun bits from Michael Gross and Finn Carter. Also a
good showcase for country singer Reba McEntire, who proves she can act as
good as she can sing. Overall, a fine blending of sci-fi, horror and comedy
that is funny and entertaining.
4 out of 5
Whoopi fails again in this preposterous film in which she plays a
cop who takes on a gang of drug hijackers by making disguises that are
plain silly. But that's nothing compared to the film's sophomoric humor
a pointless plot. A pure waste of a movie that even makes BURGLAR look
good. Quite possibly the worst of Whoopi's films.
0 out of 5
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