Star Trek VIII: First Contact
Final Score: 83.37
I love First Contact more than I love pizza, and if you know me you know how big that is. It’s the culmination of a multi-year storyline that brought some of the best moments in Star Trek history to ahead. Patrick Stewart is never better than in this film and again, Jean-Luc Picard is near the bottom of my “Captain’s List” so that should tell you just how captivating I find this film.
Keep in mind, that this isn’t my personal score, so know that my affinity for this film didn’t affect the score of this film.
Because if it did, I’d have the final score be much, much higher.
The story finds Picard and the Enterprise-E fighting the Borg across two different time periods; forced to go back in time to save the human race in the process. The franchise shows us the birth of what would become the Federation and brings us one of the best characters ever, Lilly, whose brash attitude and no-nonsense attitude are what end up bringing Picard out of his war fog.
It’s truly a perfect film, from the setup, the execution, the casting, the villains, and the overall pace. I don’t have a film that competes with this film in Star Trek and it is among my Top 5 or so favorite films of all time, regardless of the franchise.
I cannot stress properly how good First Contact is.