Saturday, May 9, 2009

Star Trek

I don't get to go to the movie's that often - and I've done it twice in two weeks! For two awesome movies :) First for X-Men Origins last week and now for Star Trek today. I'm one lucky girl :) First a day out with my brother, and then today, a date with my hubby! 

Now before I get started talking about the actually movie, I should tell you I'm a major Trekkie. I grew up watching the shows, I've seen the majority of the seasons of all the different incarnations, as well as the movies! Not only that, but I love to read right? I can't claim to have read all the Star Trek books out there, but I've read quite a few. And let me tell you, the one's by William Shatner aren't worth reading ;)

So, understandably, this movie had a lot to live up to for me! Not that I think the originals we're perfect or anything, but I still really wanted them to do a good job. Which they did!

Now they made some mistakes - but I'll be a good girl and not bore you by analysing where they went wrong in this new movie. 

What they did a GREAT job with was the characters! I was the most nervous about Spock, he's always been one of my favorites, and I was worried that Zachary Quinto wouldn't do a good job. I was worried that I would see too much of Sylar of Heroes fame in his character. He did an excellent job though. I was quite impressed!

It must have been hard to cast and recreate characters that so many people know and love, but they did a good job at making each person familiar. As my hubby put it, they pretty much got all the catch phrases in! Which for a Trekkie like myself was great to see :)

I don't want to give anything away from the movie, so I can't say much more. There was only one tact they took that disappointed me, that had to do with Uhura and a romantic interest. Once you see the movie you'll know what I'm talking about! 



Carapace said...

I've always maintained that Trek (and I am strictly Orthodox Trek, none of this Next Gen Reform nonsense for me! The game's Fizzbin, not poker!) was about the characters, and their interactions; everything else was just set dressing. I've been looking forward to this movie so long because it looked like they got that right. I squeeed my head off when they cast Quinto.

I'm frankly relieved to know Uhura has a disappointing romantic subplot. At least that's SOME plot. Now, if only this Sulu will whip his shirt off and fence nekkidish...

storybeader said...

great pic!

TiLT said...

mmmm...goodie goodie goodie!
visually, I am impressed with the cast - and am hoping not to see Sylar also :) but hey, he's a good actor, he should be able to do it :)

And I love that Simon Pegg is Scottie :)

Anonymous said...

Great show. It wasn't what I expected at all. The humor was fresh, the characters were more engaging than the originals, and the action was constant. Above all that, the director actually managed to engage the audience emotionally, which was the nicest surprise of all.