Friday, May 29, 2009

Star Trek 11

Summer is here. From the poster above you see that this, like Harry Potter, was supposed to be a Christmas holiday release. When the strike happened some things were moved back to fill their schedule. Regardless, Star Trek reboot / sequel is here. Its a sequel because it really takes place after all the shows and movies that have come before. But as the case with some of the episodes and part IV, we've got to deal with time travel. Boy does it work. I'm a casual fan of the Star Trek world. I watched the Next Generation. I saw the original cast movies in theatres.

I would compare this to the Friday the 13th remake remodel. They take the best stuff and make it something fresh and new. If you're not a fan of the show / series, you still have a good chance of loving this movie. If you're a hard ass STtOS fan you really can't complain because they stay true to the show's canon. I think this summer is going to have a long way to go to top this movie. 

That's not to say it doesn't have its flaws. First off, WTF is going on with all lense flares. Yeah, I get it, you didn't shoot in space, its special effects. That means you had to go above the usual stuff to add the flares. Cut it out. 

The second issue is what we'll just call "Bourne Syndrome". Fast quick cuts to mask the action. Batman Begins, Quantum of Solace, etc.  

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?

Would you rent it?

Would you buy it?
Possibly. I have 10 movies ahead of it to purchase if I want to be complete (plus every episode of every show / season).

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?


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