Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Doesn't Even Reach Warp Speed
Although not quite as slow as 2001, this film practically crawls to a stand still. Frequently, it doesn't even make sense.
Set about a decade after the original voyages of Kirk and crew, Star Trek: The Motion Picture reunites the crew abroad an improved Enterprize. Over the past ten years, however, the characters have changed just enough to make them a bit uncomfortable to watch. Kirk has gone from a boyish rogue to an obsessive. Spock, after attempting a Vulcan ritual that aims to purge the emotions, is chillingly distant. But while these character changes could've been explored dramatically, much of the film is wasted on long, panaramic space vistas that are as pretty as they are dull.
On the plus side, the film does successfully what all the Trek films do -- mythologizes space.