I put TMP in the middle of the pack. I like the conflict between Kirk and Captain Chester. While the first 15 minutes is super slow, I view it as a overture anyway. Between the title theme, the Klingon theme and the Enterprise theme, it's essentially just 3 pretty good music videos with nothing relevant taking place. After that it's a reasonable story, just in a very different style. This only applies to the director's cut, or whatever they called the re-release. The studio cut was a trainwreck.