No thread about this? I searched and searched. A bit surprised.
First of all, let me say I really enjoyed the movie. But it does have issues.
First of all, it's great to see the crew back together. Unfortunately, this is an all-to-brief occurrence because the plot demands for some of them to break off again. It does make me sad we can't follow this crew week to week in a show, because all around they are fantastic and really do such a great job of inhabiting their roles.
I enjoyed Cumberbatch a ton, playing
All that being said. I loved Uhura in this. Loved the action set pieces. Loved the main villain. Loved Scotty. Loved Sulu's moment. If anyone is sort of poorly served, it's probably Chekov. So even though there were about two moments that broke the spell, and made the whole a bit weaker than the 2009 movie... there was a lot to like here.
If anything, I really want the movies to forge their own path now. That's not to say, given the ending, that I wouldn't mind
That being said, it was... what, 7 minutes maybe of the movie? It didn't keep me from enjoying it a ton.
This is like Ultimate Star Trek. Same people, different universe. That's the way I look at it.
By the way, I really loved the opening sequence a ton! All of the mentions of the Prime Directive and everything were teriffic!
I have to concur with Ridureyu on the above.
Looking for a reason to see this movie? I can give you 72 and they're all in this film. Shall we begin?
Kirk and Spock are still struggling their approach to making decisions. Kirk goes with his gut feeling and Spock still deals with cold hard logic. But a terrorist attack on Star Fleet forces them to get their act together when chasing down the man responsible.
It's a very good sci-fi adventure movie, but I think I liked the first one more, which I thought was great. There's a lot more fun and entertainment in the original with the group dynamic. This one has more individual great moments with Kirk, Spock, Bones, and Scotty, but very little Sulu, Chekov, and Uhuru.
The villain might have been the strongest and weakest part of the movie. The actor is fantastic and a scene stealer. His character is also extremely important in Star Trek lore, but without the history between he and Kirk, it really diminishes his stature in this movie. I would love it if this was just set up for a third movie where they meet again, but do people want to see the same villain again when there's so much more they can use from actual Star Trek?
Anyways, very good, not great. Anyone can watch this movie, like the first one. You don't need to pick up on all the references to old Star Trek, but it's a bonus if you do.
most times it doesn't bother me if
I'm a little confused as to why
My wife and are going to see this tonight. Really looking forward to it - just for build-up (and because my wife hadn't seen them in ages), last night we re-watched
"That's very interesting...but silly."
One thing this movie did really well is that it over simplified the trailer. The movie has lots of surprises.
What did you guys think of Spock's moment where he calls out the villain by his name? Did he pull it off? Pretty risky.
I loved Spock yelling that line!
And the trailer did do an awesome job of showing a lot but not a ton. And it also had some clever misdirection that made you think the story was going to go one way when it went another. Man, I want to see it again NOW!
Sheer garbage, even my wife hated it, and she didn't mind the first Abrams Trek. Here's Movie Bob's opinion and yes he states there are spoilers LOL
Abrams' fascination with size really makes me wonder about him. Considering his version of the Enterprise is now as big as a Galaxy-class starship from TNG, and the ship the Enterprise tackles towards the end of the film is 2-3 times the size of nu-Enterprise?