24 May 2009
To Boldly Go To the Movie Theater...
I'm a Trekkie. (Surprised?)
I can't do the Vulcan "Live long and prosper" sign with my hand and I don't own a Starfleet uniform (thank heaven), but I am nonetheless, a Trekkie. Spock is the greatest character ever. Period.
Just came home from seeing the new movie. It was a great ride...thrilling, interesting, funny, shocking, and just very well done all around. Kudos to JJ Abrams for reviving Star Trek. He has taken many liberties with characters and storylines that will allow him to take the Enterprise crew in an entirely different direction, and it should be a very fun journey.
But, really, how can one guy get beaten up so much so often and still have an intact face? Kirk should not have an unbroken bone in his body! That guy gets hammered so many times in the movie it's unbelievable! But this new actor playing Kirk is terrific... actually, all the new actors playing my favorite characters are terrific. Extremely well cast. It was great fun to see a young Sulu kick some butt in this movie. Fencing! The young Scotty is a blast, and the guy playing Bones is absolutely perfect.
Now if only we could get our hands on a transporter and beam the heck out of this place... let's find a nice, quiet new planet and start over. Could be fun...