Here is a pretty good deconstruction of Star Trek Vhttp://www.jabootu.com/startrekv.htm
Has everyone forgotten about Generations? There is no debate, that was without a doubt the worst one. They were interviewing the 2 writers on some show, and one thing they said showed you just how much of a trainwreck the whole thing was. At one point when one said "Kirk dies", it was misunderstood as "Kirk flies", so a whole scene was written with Kirk flying with Picard in some sort of Superman/Lois dream sequence/love scene. The scene got fairly far along until someone finally caught it. I suspect no one asked questions sooner because it made just as much damn sense as anything else in the movie.
The only decent Next Generation movie was First Contact, but even that was marred by the Borg Queen, which managed to take the ruthless Borg hivemind and turn them into a pretentious bore.
Nemesis was Wrath of Kahn rewritten by childrenWoK:
Two foes, one of which has a Captain Ahab level grudge against the other which causes him to pursue him.Nemesis:
Two foes, one of which....is a child clone of the other? Who is supposed to be Picard's darker version had he....been raised on a Romulan slave mine?WoK:
Villain acquires a ship by stealing it.Nemesis:
Villain acquires a ship by...the Romulans building then handing over a giant doomsday battleship to a race that they have brutally enslaved for centuries and probably hates their guts without any sort of safeguards whatsoever? Said ship could wipe the floor with their conventional fleet and is orbiting their planet while armed with a planet doomsday device.WoK:
A cat and mouse game is played out, inspired by classic submarine films such as The Enemy Below and Run Silent, Run Deep. Logical naval combat tactics employed. Villain is defeated by counting on his obsessive hatred and luring him into a trap to blast him with ship to ship weapons. When defeated, with an utterly crippled ship, the villain employs a self-contained doomsday device on board.Nemesis:
The villain's cloak is defeated by a psychic link established during his horndog session of trying to telepathically pork Troi. The Enterprise RAMS the enemy ship at near light speed, but comes out mostly intact because of its edged saucer shape(
). The villain's ship is so crippled that none of the engines or weapons work, but the one thing still working is the doomsday weapon which TAKES UP THE MAJORITY OF THE SHIP'S STRUCTURE (right, but none of the smaller weapons work). The most clever method of defeating the villain's giant space battleship that the writers can think up is beaming Picard over to John Woo his way through dozens of battle hardened shock troops, alone, to the enemy bridge. Data then jumps through space between the two ships and blows up the interior with a hand weapon.WoK:
Spock gets dignified funeral.Nemesis:
Data's clone sings.