Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Star Trek

William and I went and saw Star Trek opening weekend and we are probably among the minority when we say that it wasn't our favorite. We were somewhat disappointed by the film. I was not a big original Trekkie but I did enjoy the Next Generation (NG). I thought that the acting in NG was brilliant so I was expecting that level of quality in this new Star Trek. Instead, I thought the the primary actors (Kirk, Spock, etc) were not the best actors. That majorly disappointed me because I was not able to connect with them at all. I thought that Scotty was great, as well as the Klingons and the other minor characters so that helped to save it for me. The special effects and sets were incredible- very well done- so I was overall quite impressed with those aspects of the film. We also thought that parallel universe part was quite strange and didn't really make sense to us. All in all, it was a good film- it just didn't quite live up to our expectations.


Debbie said...

I think this one might have needed you to be MORE of a Trekkie. I LOVED it . . . but that's probably because I grew up watching ALL of them. And the parallel universe thing, in my opinion, was their way of opening whole new options for where to take movies from now on. If they had left things as they were, they were limited to the movies and the stories that have already been done. And . . . by the way . . . if I haven't said it already . . . CONGRATULATIONS on being a DOCTOR!! :)

Corey said...

I am by no means a trekkie, but i have been in need of a good space and scifi film for a while, and i thought this one was pretty good. I hate movies that bring in time travel and mess with things like that, but i just kinda went with it and i ended up enjoying the movie quite a bit. It will by NO means ever replace Star Wars in my book, but it helped me with my space fix that i needed. Eric Bana made this movie, such an awesome actor.