Why is it I hear so much hate for ST Nemesis? I thought it was pretty good.
oof, where to begin?
I liked Nemesis OK, but my main disappointment is the villain. Producers were touting him as “the best villain since Khan”, but *spoilers* a Picard clone gone rogue was not nearly so intriguing as they predicted.
We were also promised Romulans (who desperately deserved more screen time in the TNG era) but instead the enemies we get are Remans, this race we’ve oddly never heard of before despite being half of the Romulan empire’s founding worlds. And despite being the red-headed stepchild of the Romulan empire, the Remans still manage to construct the most powerful warship, with the most advanced cloak, the Alpha quadrant has ever seen?
Jonathan Frakes should have directed it, but they gave the helm to an outsider (a bad sign; producers do it when they feel the franchise needs “new blood”), and I think as a result movie lacks the simple touches and character inside knowledge that made the previous TNG films feel ‘right’, which Frakes could have brought.
For example, why is Lore never mentioned? He surely should have been, in the context of discovering a new Soong-type android. But they wanted to draw non-Star Trek fans, so simple touches like this that would have connected the film to past Star Trek lore (no pun intended) were left out.
Also, that stupid 4-wheeler was just dumb upon dumb. But I liked the Argo shuttle; it looked cool.
The new Romulan ships are good, and the collision of the Enterprise was nifty to see. It’s nice that we got to see Will and Deanna finally get together. But that’s the thing… all my favorite parts are incidental to the plot.