I have never quite bought into the "curse of the odd numbers" theory as regards the Star Trek movies, mainly because it's not as if all the odd numbered movies are stinkers, there is good value for Trek fans to be had. However, part seven, Generations, is a massive opportunity wasted. What should have been a smooth transference of the old Star Trek Enterprise to the new funky mob, something to please the old whilst embracing the new, is sadly neither here nor there.
Plot basically features a planet crunching Nexus? And a barmy scientist in the form of Malcolm McDowell who we assume is up to no good when it reappears in the future. Enter Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), the latest in the hot seat of the Enterprise, who has to team up with the famous Captain James T. Kirk, long since dead apparently, to save civilisations. That's pretty much it as a soggy wet screenplay hangs the plot out there to dry whilst director David Carson throws action set-pieces in the mix every other 15 minutes.
Neither fans of either generation of the Enterprise are well served, unless the sub-plot of Data's (Bret Spiner) emotional chip shenanigans lights your fires? There is a distinct lack of genuine end of the universe peril, or credible villainy for that matter, while the attempt to make Kirk (William Shatner aged 63 at time of filming) out as an old age pensioner action hero?! Would be laughable were it no so sad and detrimental to the status the character has earned over the decades. Yes, the special effects are amazing, really eye popping, and the sound mix is also ear splinteringly joyous, but this is poor fodder and second only to The Final Frontier on the list of worst Star Trek films. 5/10