so i've been going through all the TNG films this month and rewatched nemesis last night. turns out it was released in the US 16 years ago today (december 13, 2002, up against the two towers and the chamber of secrets) and man there's a lot to say about this film. from the fact that picard happens to take his space dune buggy down to a planet occupied by aliens who also happen to cruise around in dune buggies to the fact that everyone aboard the enterprise-E has basically been doing the same job for 15 years (even worf came back to his old job after doing bigger and better things) and it just feels sad. don't even get me started on that riker/troi love scene. but cinematically speaking, i was surprised by how lousy the film looks compared to first contact and insurrection. while the stuff aboard the scimitar and in the romulan senate is all pretty interesting to look at, the bulk of the film is set aboard the enterprise-E which has gone from being a vibrant setting in the previous two films to looking drab and chintzy. a ton of scenes are shot in the same place from the same angle (geordi's post on the bridge gets way too much action in this film) or shot against flatly-lit blank walls. there's no contrast, there's very little color, and there are few interesting things to just break up the scenery. i could go on, but has anyone else subjected themselves to this one recently?