Welcome to another awesome edition of Movie Review Monday!
This week's film is 1991's Star Trek: Insurrection, the ninth film in the Star Trek franchise and the third film in the Next Generation series of feature films.
I've reviewed some of the Star Trek films on here before (Generations & The Motion Picture) and I have seen all of the films now with my recent viewing of Insurrection, and I must say, none of them really live up to the television series for me.
Insurrection follows a plot by the Federation to take advantage of the unique life preserving properties of a remote planet. Once Captain Picard and his crew discover this, they rebel against the officer responsible to protect the peaceful citizens of the planet.
The story borders on potential depth, but ends up just being a shallow action movie with some decent twists and turns. Star Trek is always at it's best when it deals with moral and philosophic quandaries and none of the movies (this one included) ever seem to really live up to that mark like the various shows did. All this movie made me want to do is go dig into Deep Space Nine (since so many people have recommended it to me).
I'm bummed that Insurrection wasn't better. It could have been much better but the end product isn't bad in itself, it's just disappointing in comparison to what it could have been.
I'd be interested to hear what others thought of this movie (and the other feature films of the franchise).