But I did think that, in this case, there was at least an unofficial rule against referencing it.
> thereís nothing particularly wrong with the director and filming.
Strongly disagree, his direction of actors was bad definitely bad. I think that IV had was was collectively some unusually strong acting from the cast, where as V had weak acting that couldn't be wholly blamed on them trying to wrestle with a bad script. Shatner's direction of himself in particular was really off. I remember there being alot of scenes where it seems like he's supposed to be conveying some sort of strong emotion, but I couldn't tell what that emotion was.
I also remember the scene that introduces the three ambassadors that are taken hostage as an example of a poorly directed scene. I'm sure there are other examples, but I've only seen that movie twice, probably about 8 years ago and 25+ years ago.
There's some other goofy stuff that, in another movie, might be arguable as to whether it was the director or the script, because the director usually has the power to change stupid scenes like giving the Vulcan nerve pinch to a horse. However, since he wrote the script then that's a moot point.