Monday, May 18, 2009
Ever since I was a kid I have been a die hard Star Wars fan. I grew up on the trilogy which to this day is still one of my favorite sagas. Another series of movies I grew up one was the Star Trek films. Sadly it is a memory forgotten, but my dad tells me that the family went to see “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” at the drive-in eons ago. Back in the early eighties at the Radio Shack in the Mall I remember watching parts of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn”. “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” was the beginning of seeing the rest of the series at the theater, the Tower Theater. Watching these films were really special to me. I had always felt that I was watching the Star Wars that my dad had when he was a kid. Going to a Star Trek movie with my dad is a tradition I will never forget. I never cared much for the original television series or for that matter any of the spin-offs. There was the occasional watching of a few episodes from time to time. In high school I became a casual fan of the next generation series watching episodes at my friends house after school. In short I guess you can say that I am a casual fan, but not enough to call me a Trekkie, I mean Trekker, or whatever the kids are calling them now.
The new movie is great and probably going to be my favorite of the summer this year.
This review is somewhat late seeing that I have already talked to a lot of friends and acquaintances and everyone's reaction seems to be the same, everybody likes the movie and the reboot concept. If you haven't seen the film yet, your in for a treat and I won't spoil a thing. The special effects are amazing, ILM really hit it out of the park with this one. The reboot concept ended up working really well in this new era of a franchise that has been lacking since say part IV. I am in the minority that thought “Star Trek: Nemesis was a good Trek film. With the new film Paramount again has a mega hit franchise on it's hands. Back to the film, the cast is off the charts superb. Everyone shines in the roles that they play. The stand out performance for me was that of Karl Urban as McCoy, I had a feeling that J.J had an ace up his sleeve in casting Karl in a role like that, but I just had to see it to believe it. Eric Bana as the villain was a good choice as well.
The only thing that I thought the film lacked was that it was too short, but honestly that really may be a good thing? Since this review is late, I can't think of anything to add that already been said in reviews already? Next up is “Terminator Salvation” which I am already having a hard time keeping an open mind after hearing a bunch of stuff I have heard about the story so far. I will try to have that review up Thursday evening? In the meantime I may or may not see “Angels & Demons” I am not 100% sold on this one seeing that I thought the first movie was REALLY BORING. A small little science fiction action movie comes to DVD tomorrow called “Outlander” that I have been wanting to see, so you may see a review of that. Go see “Star Trek” if you haven't already! I give the reboot an A+! Enjoy!!!!!