I have been looking forward to this flick for quite some time now. I’ve seen all the other star trek movies, and they were kind of hit and miss…most of TNG’s attempts were horrible, there never has been a substitute for the original cast. With the reboot in 2009, new actors playing the original characters made me a bit cautious…but the interaction between them was pretty good and over all worked for me. At the very least it setup a new series of flicks (probably 3) which had the potential to be really freekin good.
The wife and I caught this movie in Bismarck. I had never been to a theater there before, but I didn’t have high expectations…a theater is a theater. They were showing this on a huge screen in a huge room. Nice big stadium style seats that were plenty wide and tilted back slightly. I was down with it…very comfortable environment.
I’m going to go in to tons of spoilers here, if you want to wait and be surprised…stop reading here now.
This movie opened up pretty great. Kirk and McCoy running from a native tribe, spoke in a volcano trying to stop an eruption…it was a high quality opening. The enterprise emerging from the water was really not explained…they should have said something about an element in their surface or atmosphere that prevented any time of long range transports….shuttles are sketchy with the volcano…etc. Something to give the little head not to why they are under water. One of the big things star trek fans expect more than any other sci fi franchise is some sort of science behind what they do. Generally the biggest complaints from the fan communities are when they expect you to take leaps of faith or don’t at least take a stab at making something believable in our universe. It was a cool scene though. Then they exposed the enterprise to beam spock out before he died, violating the prime directive. They save spock…whom promptly chewed kirk’s ass for violating the directive.
OK, fine…but a good opening scene
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