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Superb writing and story with definite character development beyond the TV series...
on March 3, 2016
I have written this review so there are no spoilers to those that haven't ever seen or heard of this movie. While there are many fans of Star Trek (both original & The Next Generation) that have blasted this movie for the death of one of the characters, I wasn't so quick to dismiss it.
I found the writing to be superb and was very surprised that many of the characters we have come to love from TNG undergo a definite maturing process. So it's not just a 2 hr TV episode. I also found that the writers were able to bring the old and the new together in a very pleasing way that doesn't seem to be aimed at irritating one set of fans or the other. However, there is no getting around the fact that the movie was written in such a way as to leave no doubt that Star Trek as a franchise and a universe is moving on from the old.
I hesitate to recommend this movie to someone that isn't familiar with The Next Generation TV series as much of the movie assumes you are familiar with the characters and their personalities. I also don't recommend this movie to someone that likes the original Star Trek series but hates Next Generation.