Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

1984

Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

137
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 72403

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Christopher Lloyd as Commander Kruge
Leonard Nimoy as Capt. Spock
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1 hr 45 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mozillameister 9 / 10

Criminally underrated

I think the problem with The Search For Spock was that it followed such a spectacular movie. Wrath of Khan is one of the best sci fi movies ever made. Even if you aren't a Trek fan, it's intensity and pacing is unrivaled.

TSFS never tries to even touch what TWOK did. Even though it's right after the events of that film, it has a much light hearted and optimistic tone.

And if you go watch them as separate films and come in with no expectations, you'll see a very fun and tightly wounded story with impeccable acting and great dialog.

Story wise, it's a really simple tale. Spock was left on Genesis but his mind is still in McCoy. They need to go back and get Spock in whatever condition he is to mend his soul. Except Klingons.

The plot isn't what drives the film, but the characters really do flesh out the story. Seeing McCoy acting all crazy is hilarious, and several really memorable scenes really make this film a joy to rewatch. Christopher Lloyd is awesome if a bit hokey as a Klingon baddie. Some truly memorable quotes here too.

In the end, it's a very enjoyable film with great acting and pacing. It's a top notch film done on a shoe string budget. Even more impressive that it's Nimoys first directing film, and you would never know it watching this.

Reviewed by mike48128 9 / 10

A solid and good yet predictable sequel that does not disappoint

One of the better written and directed Star Trek (early) movies. The actors (especially "Scotty and Bones") look quite long-in-the-tooth. So many full head wigs, probably sold at a "fire sale" to Pat Sajak of Wheel Of Fortune. Just a comment about Vulcan men in "season". There must be more to it than the intense rubbing of fingertips. The ILM models are good but some of the scenes look over-processed and a bit fake. Christopher Lloyd makes a pretty good "Klingon" and his snarly alligator-dog is a hoot! The new "Vulcans" prove that it's all in the ear make-up as female "Saavik" can truly be played by anyone, so it appears. A rather fast-moving story with pretty good scenery and somewhat convincing set decoration. The "puppet worms" on the planet look truly disgusting. The Genesis Planet doesn't look quite as hokey as most Star Trek "worlds" do. I expected Kirk's son would die as both the other hostages were needed for the movie to continue. Star Trek (usually) only kills off extraneous female aliens. As usual, typically over-tight costumes on female personnel. Saavik was needed to help transport young Spock's "body shell" home to Vulcan. A good satisfying film although quite a predictable ending. A nice Star Trek adventure from beginning to end.

Reviewed by mentalcritic 6 / 10

Competent, but not great...

Perhaps it is the inevitable comparison to the previous episode, but Star Trek III very much has a feel of being low-rent or second-rate. An excellent example of this can be seen whenever Saavik is on the screen. Kirstie Alley may not be the greatest actor in the world, but Robin Curtis succeeds in making her look like Anna Paquin or Sigourney Weaver by comparison. The strange thing is that Merritt Butrick seems to suffer a decline in performance whenever he is in the same frame with her.

Let's face it, any dialogue heavy film was going to be a letdown after the epic battles in Star Trek II. A very personal battle between two enemies that have been festering in one another's minds for years is always going to make a brief fight with a crew of Klingons seem pretty restrained by comparison. A lot of the film's plot elements also come second-hand from the previous film, so it isn't as if much is done to separate it.

The spaceship sequences also look far less realistic in this film than is the case in the past two films. It seems that Paramount hired another effects house to simulate these moments, and the result is that the ships look as if they are under a constant invisible spotlight, rather than the realistic tones that were evident in the previous two films. The combat doesn't seem nearly as realistic, either. After the massive tradings of torpedoes and phaser energy in the previous film, expecting us to believe the Enterprise can be disabled by a single torpedo is a bit much.

The dynamic between Kirk, Spock, and McCoy was always a big part of what made the original series work, so it's not surprising that an entire film be dedicated to restoring this dynamic. To the credit of the screenwriters, it works. The fights on the surface of Genesis, and some of the dialogues, give the whole film a connection with the audience that later films in the franchise particularly lack. Everyone certainly has a friend that they'd do things like this for if they had to, so it's hard not to get behind the Enterprise crew as they battle for one of their most prominent members.

I would have appreciated more footage to show how Uhura arrives on Vulcan, and what the Federation does when they learn that the crew is on Vulcan. Still, the film is much more tightly paced than some give it credit for, so we can let that one slide. It is, however, interesting to note how little internal security the Starfleet orbital station has. I would have thought that the Starfleet version of the drunk tank would have more than just two security guards, given the wide variation in alien races that make up the organisation.

In all, I gave Star Trek III a six out of ten. Most sequels try to be bigger and bolder than the previous episode. Star Trek III is an exception, but it certainly is a worthwhile viewing if you like a bit of science fiction.

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