So, I re-watched Star Trek: Nemesis again a few days ago. For as much as I want to enjoy it, I found myself kinda frowning the same way I did when I saw it in the theater about 7-8 years back. Why, though? I kept trying to figure out what it was that I didn't like about this ostensibly good Star Trek film. The thing I keep coming back to is that it feels very "safe." None of the major conventions of Star Trek storytelling are violated. The villain is, from the outset, appropriately two-dimensional, even though the scriptwriters try to squirt some emotion and believability into the character by having him parlay with Picard in that dinner scene. The space battle has some surprising new tricks, but it's a lot of the same posturing, looking for cloaked ships, etc. that we'd seen in previous films. There just wasn't that much to make you go "Oh WOW, now THERE's something I never expected Star Trek to do!" It has some nice, touching scenes that, at least in my opinion, are important to the TNG storyline - Riker and Troi move on in life, the ageless android finally dies, Picard stays with the Enterprise despite a new crew, but...man, I just remember walking out of the theater feeling the same way I did when that DVD ended - THIS is the send-off that crew gets? Trek fans, whaddya think? Good movie? Bad movie? What went wrong with nemesis?