Saito S wrote:
TMP was the only one out of all eleven films that tries to be more than an action movie (and it fails for being just a bad movie, but at least it aimed for some high-concept sci-fi instead of a villain-based action piece). TVH, of course, is also not "villain based action", but it's a comedic romp, and while it's lots of fun, it's hardly deep or impactful beyond that. I will say that several of the movies do a good job with character development, specifically. But in the end, the core of almost every Trek film is "beat bad guy, stop threat, save day."
, First Blood
, and Enter the Dragon
are examples of action movies.
The Voyage Home
is not an action movie at all.
The Wrath of Khan
has quite a bit of action in it, but it also spends a lot
of time focusing exclusively on character interactions and development. To say that the only theme of TWOK is to defeat Khan is really to miss the point entirely. It's about facing mortality, most prominently Kirk aging and Spock sacrificing himself to save the ship. The climax of the movie does not come when Khan dies, but when Spock dies.
The Search for Spock
has little action.
I don't think you are using the term "action film" the way it's generally used. I think a better term for these Star Trek
movies would be science fiction adventure
films. Others can address the rest.