Re: What sunk the TNG movie franchise: Insurrection or Nemesis?
Ebert gave it two and a half stars.
The 7.9/10 average rating that Star Trek
(2009) gets from the Top Critics at Rotten Tomatoes is better than "grudgingly lukewarm" [http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_trek_11/
]. Further, if not all of them rated it the exactly same, then at least one of them thought it was even better than that.
That's about what it deserves. It was fun to watch while you're in the seats but you forget about it within minutes of the lights coming up again. To be fair, I felt the same way about Insurrection being forgettable, with the added insult of it being dull.
Critically it's one of the highest rated blockbusters ever. Certainly the best received ST movie ever. The numbers bear it out (wtf are you looking at??)...no legs to stand on there. Top critics were at 93% fresh.
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