Star Trek Initial Comments


I had hoped to get a review up on the new Star Trek movie but haven’t had a chance yet. We left the office just in time for the last showing last night (with a quick trip home to change and feed the dogs), got home too late to do much of anything last night,  and haven’t had any free time yet today.

For the benefit of those who are deciding upon what to do for the weekend, definitely go see the movie. Star Trek fans will love it, especially after such a long period without any Star Trek on television. JJ Abrams managed to reboot the series without seriously violating canon, although I have mixed feelings about how this was done. It does capture the feeling of Star Trek, but I’ll also include my nitpicks for the hard core Star Trek fans in my review. (Even if you are going to object to what was done, it was fun to watch and you will need to see the movie to be able to complain about it).  As the movie does reboot the series it is also possible for new viewers to enjoy it without knowing anything about Star Trek.

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    Christopher says:

    We went Thursday night. The official Star Trek fan site announced the opening would be Thursday in anticipation for the fanboys and fangirls Paramount expected.

    No spoiler from me. Everyone should just go and enjoy.

    And Chris Pine? He’s going to be a HUGE star. Huge. He’s gorgeous and he can act.

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    cosanostradamus says:

    So, did Sylar steal Spock’s brain?

    I’ll give it a week or two and wait for the lines to get shorter. Can’t be any worse than the last Trek.

    Don’t forget Moms Day. Set your guilt on stun.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Sylar is impersonating Spock, but since he can also change shape I don’t understand why he didn’t make himself look exactly like Spock.

    The current movie is far better than the last ST movie. It is by far the best odd numbered movie (not saying much) and is perhaps the best of all. Definitely don’t hold off on seeing it based upon your opinion of past Star Trek movies.

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    cosanostradamus says:

    I’m so happy to see a SF film w/o Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Nicholas Cage, Wesley Snipes, Vin Diesel,  Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stalone, Bruce Willis, or any other slack-jawed pinhead closet-homoerotic meat-puppets & right-wing icons, I may see it twice on the same day.

    Let’s hope JJ Abrams doesn’t make any sequels. His efforts tend to burn out or fuzz up after the initial run. And he never liked Trek, he says.

    Thanks for the repair, above.

    Happy Muthas Day!

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    Ron Chusid says:

    He better make many sequels, and do a good job of it. Otherwise there was no reason for him to screw up Star Trek continuity as he did, as I’ll discuss further when I get my review done.

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    Nomad says:

    The new Star Trek keeps up the pace and thus keeps the audience’s attention so much better than the other Star Treks… there is something fundamentally wrong with a movie that feels like a chore to watch

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