2009 Star Trek film
4:07PM on May 12, 2009
Star Trek 2009.. a fresh face to an old franchise
I have an urge to say really bad Star Trek quotes like, "To boldly go..." or "Beam me up..." but I won't. Damn... I think I just did. On Friday, I drug my husband to see the new film. He is not a fan at all, but he knew it meant a lot to me. It is one of the few films I have gone to the theater to see in the last year. The movie itself was really good. I had several "goosebump" moments that would put any trekkie into a giggling mess! This movie is all about giving the old franchise a fresh twist to the classic, not to replace it and I feel they did that (with some exceptions). My husbands only gripe was the in-your-face filming style which I thought made the action squenses even better. I had to laugh when he said, "I didn't need to see Spock's nose hairs.. damnit!"
The characters were really well done and I have to give kudos to the actors and actresses. My main gripe with the characters was Bones. In the original series, he looks to be about the same age as Kirk. In the new movie, he looks ten years older already. It is a small gripe I am sure. Another gripe is the that there is a little gore in the film. Although I love hardcore gory films, I felt it was out of place for a Star Trek film. I know JJ Abrams just wanted to make it fresh and updated for the new generation (which I felt he accomplished), but there was one moment that I felt was just a bit too much for Star Trek. Star Trek is suppose to be funny, cheesy and awesome... no gore. There was another aspect to the movie that I thought they could have taken out with Uhura, but I do not want to give out any spoilers so I will just say that I thought it was forced.
That being said, it was filled with uber geek moments and the "cheese" factor is certainly there! They tied the plot into a nice little bow in the end and I would love to see them do another installment which they could do really easily! I will be buying it! Now, I look forward to Angels and Demons which will probably be the last movie I see in the theater this year.. I can wait until they are OnDemand for the others!