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AJH
Wed, Jan 20, 2010, 10:49am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: First Contact

Disagree completely with others about this film.
The great Borg film was the first part of Best of Both Worlds.
ST:First Contact pales by comparison.

And the reason ? Pacing, editing and drama.
Director Frakes and his editor have no idea.

Three things that destroy this movie.
1. Weightless scene in space. Slow, slow, slow. Both the movement and the plotline slow down to impulse power. It's a slowly editied and boring scene, it's not Trek, it lasts 'Forever !' it's not logical and it looks fake.
2. When Cochrane's warp rocket has taken off and is just about to go to warp, everything slooooows dowwwwn. Prepare for warp - look out the window - see the enterprise - torpedoes fired - torpedoes in the water - torpedoes still in the water - still in the water - torpedoes missing - Data defects...etc etc etc...THIS TAKES FOREVER.
Go to warp already !
Was George Lucas editing this film. It should have been quick and snappy action, not slow and treacly.
3. How long is the Vulcan First Contact scene.
It must take 10 minutes.
Slow motion landing. Slow motion walking. Slow motion First Contact.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

This is not the great film everyone thinks it is.
Just like Michael Bay's Armegeddon, it travels at breakneck speed when it should breath and then slows down when it should be snappy.

2 1/2 out of 4
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