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Old April 26 2014, 08:00 PM   #379
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Re: Why Is Nemesis Unpopular?

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While I didn't like Nemesis at first and was pretty much on the basher bandwagon for a couple of years afterward, I've actually grown to like it after repeated viewings. I guess I was able to ignore some of the inconsistencies with previous stuff that used to bother me as well as have a bit more fun with the Picard & Data clones. I do consider Shinzon now a top villain in Trek these days--not quite up there with the original Khan, but better than most Trek villains, IMO.
It really isn't Final frontier bad (and I love the character moments in that), but it's a much more balls-out movie than Insurrection. At least it attempts to raise the stakes over and above the fate of some pretentious country-dwellers no-one gives a flying fuck about

Exactly-trying something significant and falling short is preferable to saying "screw it, we're not going to aim so high this time around."

Bad premise aside, INS just has a "WHO CARES?!?!?" element to the whole thing.
"why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?"
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