A mysterious gigantic cloud is approaching Earth, and destroying anything that gets in its way. The Federation sends Admiral Kirk and his old crew on the Enterprise. None of the others have been promoted or otherwise changed jobs, except for Spock - who resigned from the Federation.
Rick Moranis [ Honey, I Shrunk The Kids ] returns as the same nerdy loser as last time. However, he is no longer an accountant - he is a lawyer! This comes in useful [well, not exactly] when the Ghostbusters are in court in front of Judge Harris Yulin [ Buffy The Vampire Slayer ], who somehow does not believe in Ghosts. I wonder how he rationalised Mr Stay-Puff!
Not only does the film attempt to more or less retreat the plot of the original, it even tries to outdo the climax of the first film. Instead of the Stay-Puff Marshmallow man we get the Statue of Liberty walking about! Thankfully there are only a handful of people in the crowd scenes, or someone might get crushed!
A Bill Gates type tychoon [Judge Reinhold] plots to take over the Internet. To that end he breaks a gang of violent criminals out of prison.
The Internet is apparently ruled by the US President [Brian Dennehy - Gorky Park] and policed by the FBI's Net Force, led by Scott Bakula [ Enterprise ]. He finds an unlikely ally in the Asian gangster now head of the Sicilian-American Mafia [Cary-Hiro Taganawa - Rising Sun]. Chelsea Field plays his reporter wife, and Kris Kristopherson [ Blade ] is his mentor.
This is a mediocre made-for-TV action film. Bakula is slightly less self-richeous and irritating than usual.
This is the fourth film in the franchise unintentionally started by Devlin & Emmerich . The only reference to the original is a flashback near the start. Deveraux is now a widower, with a ten-year-old daughter.
The direction is ham-fisted - for example, someone decided to play a Heavy Metal tune ever time there is a shootout.
Howard is a sentient duck living on a distant planet. He is sucked to Earth by a subspace tractor beam, operated by scientist Jeffrey Jones [ Sleepy Hollow ], and ends up living in the USA with guitar-playing babe Lea Thompson .
Howard wants to get home to his own world. The only way to do that is by using the same subspace tractor-beam that sucked him to Earth. However, Howard was not the only alien visitor to arrive ...