Star Trek Review Extravaganza
Redlettermedia have made quite a name for themselves over the years...especially in the wake of ever growing criticism of the Star Wars brand, so it's interesting to take a look at some of their earlier work with the TNG Star Trek movies, four very flawed films which seemed to delight in deconstructing everything grand about the Next Generation tv series in favor of Hollywood action shlock.
Redlettermedia, via character critic "Mr. Plinkett", a man who thinks these movies are the biggest disappointment since his son, examines the movies in a darkly subversive comedic fashion, which aligns with just how bleak and depressing most of the TNG movies are.
Not even the most light hearted of them, Insurrection, is spared as it's special effects are compared to that of Babylon 5, it's cheap locations and fashions given a pecking, and there's an erection joke aimed at Picard's youthful exuberance on the planet. Of all the reviews, the ones with the most energy put into taking them apart are First Contact and Insurrection...and they are by far the most fun. By the time we get to Nemesis, you're as depressed as Plinkett is and you''re left reflecting on just bleak Trek movies have mostly been since then
I loved these. Not as great as the Star Wars prequel videos, but a must-see for RLM fans. I wish Mike would do a full Plinkett review for ST Into Darkness.
I watched this recently after checking out RedLetterMedia's Indiana Jones edit. These guys are incredibly funny, and I was surprised to see these packages here on FE (I believe they were packaged from the original Youtube by ?boon23), but the show is great. It deconstructs all the TNG movies and show you how bad they actually were when compared to the tv show. I myself hadn't seen First Contact or Nemesis in a while but this breakdown reminded me why. The subplot where "Mr Plinkett" our narrator supposedly killed his wife is also hilarious. Certainly his demeanour and tone is offputting but he nails every point, and you can be assured this guy is a hardcore ST fan to point out the details he does. Great review, worth it for any TNG fan