We went to see Star Trek this morning. Going in pretty skeptical of all the rave reviews, I was pleasantly surprised. It is really, really good. It’s not flawless, it’s not perfect, but it’s really, really good.
I had some problems with the plot, I thought the first half was stronger than the last, and I’m rather annoyed that Uhura started out kick-ass and then got relegated to love interest. But overall I was impressed. I grew up on TNG and I don’t know my classic Trek as well but I’m pretty well-versed in a general sense.
It’s the first time, I think, in any Star Trek, that I could see the step between modern present and Star Trek future. That was my favorite part, really, that this universe didn’t seem so distant. The design and aesthetic of it was brilliant.
Loved the cast, love the idea of actually rebooting the universe. Loved the Slusho reference. Curious to see if they can maintain this fresh, new energy through another film, but I can wait until 2011 or whatever to find out.
It was fun. We hadn’t been to the movies in awhile, either. Lousy previews, except for 9 which I am really looking forward to. Need to make a list of upcoming things to see, really. Up should be next, I think.
Paul · May 11, 2009 at 3:40 pm
Yay, I’m glad that you enjoyed it. Star Trek (in all its forms) had a lot riding on this, I think, and it’s really good to hear people being so positive – especially when, like you, they start out sceptical and/or didn’t start out with the classic Trek to begin with. I haven’t worked out when I’ll see it, but I hope it’ll be soon…
erin · May 11, 2009 at 4:20 pm
I did enjoy it! I think it’d be hard not to, even in and of itself it’s an enjoyable film. Well-paced for the most part and very funny at times which I really liked. Definitely see it when you get a chance! Would love to hear what you think.
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