Saturday, May 9, 2009

Star Trek...

Disclaimer: Don't worry, I'm not going to spill any important details. In fact, very little time will be spent discussing the actual movie...

Ben has been pretty excited about the Star Trek movie. I don't think he'd qualify as a Trekkie, but he's definitely a big fan, and his brain is packed with Star Trek knowledge. So much so, that he has trouble aquiring new knowledge, such as Anniversary dates... ;-)

I was somewhat concerned... after all, he was also excited about the Transformers movie, and that was total rubbish, but this one looked like it might actually be halfway decent, so yesterday Cathy, Erik, and the two of us entrusted our collective children to grandparents, and hit up opening night. 

In the commercials, one of the tag lines was "It's not your Father's Star Trek", and with this, I think they hit the nail on the head. Somehow, they have managed to create a movie which I think has some appeal for the vast majority of people. This movie is your wife's Star Trek, even your boy-obsessed teenage daughter's Star Trek...

Because that's the key. They've taken fantastic special effects, exciting storylines, heart-warming personal relationships, characters that have appealed to millions and have stood the test of time, and then they added... HOT MEN! Oh yes. 

Most of you know Zachary Quinto as the endearing (and, some might say, extremely attractive) bad guy in Heroes, Sylar. The main appeal of this movie for me is that he played Spock. In case you're not convinced, here's a picture of him without his Spock costume...


Oh, do excuse me, I seem to have drooled on my keyboard.

And when you add Chris Pine, who plays Kirk, well there's a winner right there. 


How could this movie possibly not succeed? 

This morning Ben said to me... 
"Some Trekkies may complain that the Federation first encountered the Romulons after Kirk became the Captain."
If you're looking for that kind of discussion, he'd be the one to talk to.

But I wasn't really paying any attention... I was lost in fantasies of being the filling in a Kirk-Spock sandwich. 

So overall, I loved this movie. The only possible fault I can think of is that there were too many scenes where they were dressed like this...


And not any where they dressed like this...


Disappointing.

6 comments:

C. L. Hanson said...

I'm not enough of a Trekkie to have to have heard about this movie before this weekend (when all blogspace was abuzz about it). But your review is the one that makes me want to go see it. Y'know, except that end bit. ;^)

Cathy said...

I completely agree with your review! The Spock guy is cute without Spock make-up but I am still on the Kirk bandwagon. Now...whenever Ben brings up holes in the movie we say, "it doesn't matter..history was changed when Spock went back in time." That was such a fun night!

Louise said...

Hi C.L.! I think you would definitely enjoy it, even with the shirts ;-)

Cathy, it was super fun! We should do it again soon!

Shock said...

Transformers wasn't rubbish. It could have been better, but rubbish is a strong word. You guys gonna go see Transformers 2?

david said...

"the Transformers movie, and that was total rubbish" Bite your toungue! That movie was ace, maybe you slept through all the awesome robots fighting each other.

Louise said...

Shock and David - ok, fine. It was maybe not total rubbish. But it was very disappointing at the time. And compared to Star Trek it can kiss my butt. Better? ;-) We'll probably see the next one on dvd... we don't get out much!