I was brought this as a Christmas present, to go along with the original cast movies released some time ago. Each movie will be taken differently.
Generations - This was STNG first forray onto the big sceen, and despite the best efforts of the two British actors (Sir Stewart and Macdowell) this really goes down as the worst mismash of two separate franchises. A mixed-up script, poor acting from a bunch of TV actors, and one of the worst deaths on-screen I have ever seen. Tries to take itself far too seriously. The movie itself has a strange washed-out appearance but the audio is handled acceptably.
First Contact - Now, this is more like it! The previous script writers were thown out of the space lock, and in their place, we have a tightly, well balanced story and a well deserved look at the first human to break the warp barrier, Dr Cocraine, warts and all! Humour, tension and good supporting actors make this a welcome return to form - and no TOS actors in sight! Good definition and a well thought out score add to the fun.
Insurrection - Well, I know that this was panned when it came out, but I think that those who know ST realise that no ST movie can be regarded as complete without questions about the Prime Directive. However, apart from F. Murray Abraham's devilishly warped performance, the acting left a lot to be desired and the humour stilted and, in parts, a little crude. However, the print looks great, especially those set on the planet and the river, and the soundstage tight in nature.
Nemesis - A bit of a curates egg this movie. I loved the potential break up of the Romulan Empire, and Shirzon's take over (played by the wonderful Tom Hardy). However, I think that the whole movie could have been played by four of the TNG cast, as the doctor, Worf and Geordie were almost invisible on screen. As the last of the movies, it looks good and the dark scenes on the Predator show depth and an errie darkness.
I hope that this review represents an honest view of one who loves ST, and nevertheless, I am pleased to have it in my BD collection.