Star Trek: The Motion Picture is probably about as good as we could have expected. It lacks the dazzling brilliance and originality of 2001 (which was an extraordinary one-of-a-kind film). But on its own terms it's a very well-made piece of work, with an interesting premise.
Ok this has all the pacing of 2001 Space Odyssey. Which this story could of been told in one episode of the serialized show. Star Trek is about character development and not long drawn out special effects. This is a tv episode stretched into a overtly long film. I still like it, but it is the slowest of slow burns.
As dull as it is to watch, "Star Trek" at least possesses a measure of intellectual pizzazz: not enough to provoke thought and discussion, exactly, but more than many "Star Wars" imitators have bothered to give us. [4 Jan. 1980, p.15]
El sueño de todo fanático de la serie, cumplido. No sé si cumplió con sus expectativas pero, es cierto que los efectos especiales son mejores; el problema es que el desarrollo es un poco lento y el giro de tuerca final es bastante tramposo. A ver y juzgar.
The criticisms of this movie that have been made are mostly similar and reasonable. The old pun "Star Trek: The Slow Motion Picture" neatly sums them all. And for significant stretches of time, this movie is indeed "slow." Many people have probably seen the parody vids of Kirk gazing lovingly at his old ship while the camera wanders about the Enterprise for about five minutes, or later when the crew arrives at V-ger and we are given an endlessly long look at an uninteresting blue screen special effect. I would suggest to just watch the TV shows instead works way better than a movie but not all movies are terrible.
Its A Torture although Visually Stunning but sometimes little dumb!the music was epic but the impact was missing,the story and screenplay is bad it felt like a simple premise stretched into a 2-hrs movie,As per 1st star trek experience the characters were forgettable and there math and science throughout the movie was like i'am in a class it was way too much and watching whole things explained in detail and then the ending outcome of all that was literally torture,the starting intro was amazing the ship and visuals and all then the intro to characters and fast paced situation overview after that the slow and stretched actions till the end it was too much to handle,the simple premise of attack and defend and explore unknown thing has to be more engaging and interesting whereas we got is A class of math!some things in whole movie felt little mind-blowing and good the Visuals obviously and the ship and Voyager twist and all but apart from that the characters,the story and screenplay and the dumb thing it was all a mental torture,as per starting star trek series freshly better watch TV series,Overall its a Worst Movie!
This film debuted at a time when sci fi were very popular and came about following a TV series that reached levels of popularity that are still enviable today. These assumptions could have made this movie into an icon but that never happened. The director's exaggerated ambition has created a nearly three-hour film that does little or nothing good. The rhythm of the film is almost a torture session: it creeps into unnecessary scenes without any reason. It even seems that the editing team just did not want to get bored doing their job decently. The film has no screenplay for such length. In fact, it has no script, it has an idea for a script that did not find any happy development. The main actors (William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley) were perfectly up to the challenge, but the rest of the cast left unwanted, lifeless interpretations to match the scenery and costumes that look like pajamas or nurse's robes. In fact, everything on that ship looks like a hospital corridor. If all this had been different, we would probably be facing a classic as dear as the original series. Unfortunately this did not happen.