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Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Request

I'm depressed, angsty, and not nearly as far along with my work as I've been hoping. (Fortunately, I do have time still.) I need to be cheered up.

I have yet to see the Star Trek movie. I have heard it's really really good though. I get to see it with my dad sometime after finals finish.

What I want from you is for you guys to tell me how awesome (or not awesome) it is. Things that are really cool and should make me want to see it more, or things that suck. I don't mind either. I seek vicarious enjoyment.

I don't mind minor spoilers, just, um, don't spoil me the really big stuff okay? I trust you guys to be able to decide what those are. :-) Little cool things to make me want to see the movie more are a-ok. :-)

19 Comments:

  • At May 10, 2009 7:06 AM, Blogger Bat Masterson said…

    Karl Urban. You must see it.

    Simon Pegg. See it twice.

    There's also some plot and Star Trek things in there, too. But ignore that, and just enjoy the people.

     
  • At May 10, 2009 9:10 AM, Blogger Jeff said…

    Set phasers on AWESOME. The characters are pitch perfect to the original actors, evoking the characters without doing an impression of them. Also, a better than average time travel plot for Star Trek. The only down is the excessive use of lens flare that you will notice in almost every scene. The music is also enjoyable, with callbacks to previous Trek composers.

     
  • At May 10, 2009 10:07 AM, Blogger Anna said…

    There are red shirts doing what red shirts do.

     
  • At May 10, 2009 11:08 AM, Blogger Anthony Strand said…

    I applauded three times during the movie. Plus at the end.

    Four times I applauded.

     
  • At May 10, 2009 1:29 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    My son is taking me to see it for Mother's Day in half an hour! I'll let you know how it all goes, but the signs are favorable so far.

    And good luck with your assignments!

     
  • At May 10, 2009 5:59 PM, Anonymous Vincent Murphy said…

    When I watch Star Trek: The Motion Picture, I always get a twinge when I see the Enterprise for the first time.

    In this movie, I got the very same twinge when seeing the Enterprise. It was an unexpected feeling.

    The movie is great.

     
  • At May 10, 2009 7:49 PM, Blogger Blake said…

    Bones chasing Kirk around sticking needles in him.

    Kirk and Spock switching places on the emotion/logic scale.

    Leonard Nemoy.

    Kirk and Captain Pike interactions.

    Sulu's Advanced Combat Training.

    Chekov's borderline incomprehensible dialogue - and people standing around trying to figure it out.

    Uhura cornering the assignment officer and bullying him into letting her onto the Enterprise.

    Those were some of the things I enjoyed.

     
  • At May 10, 2009 8:25 PM, OpenID looking2dastars said…

    I'm not a Trekkie by any stretch of the imagination, but I have friends who are who swear that the movie is greatness and up there with Wrath of Khan in terms of greatness.

    Make of that what you will.

     
  • At May 10, 2009 8:47 PM, Blogger Tom Bondurant said…

    You know the moment in Wrath of Khan where Kirk says "I don't like to lose" and then takes a confident bite out of his apple?

    The whole movie is like that.

    Also, the Enterprise gets a great "reveal" late in the movie which, for me, was better than her first sighting.

     
  • At May 10, 2009 8:58 PM, Blogger Centurion said…

    Kirk Died. Death becomes Kirk. Kirk Lives. Beagle lost in space. Happy ending!


    Also:

    Star Trek = Lost, Season 5. Seriously.

     
  • At May 10, 2009 10:54 PM, Blogger Anthony Strand said…

    It has the all-time coolest use of a transporter beam.

     
  • At May 11, 2009 12:50 AM, Blogger The Pretentious Fool said…

    Kirk gets with a green alien. What more do you need to know?

     
  • At May 11, 2009 2:14 AM, Blogger K. D. Bryan said…

    Every catchphrase McCoy has ever said, save for "I'm just an old country doctor", gets worked in seamlessly into the plot. Karl Urban rocks in this flick. Plus, Simon Pegg is a perfect Scotty.

    Oh, and there's like seventy billion wicked cool explosions and fight scenes.

    Basically, there is no part of this film that is not awesome.

     
  • At May 11, 2009 11:18 AM, Blogger Your Obedient Serpent said…

    And here's my spoiler:

    Everything is changed. Nothing is contradicted.Abrams accomplished what DC has tried and failed THREE AND A HALF TIMES in the last two-dozen years: the in-continuity reboot.

    It's brilliant. It never misses a note. And it made Mrs. Serpent and I tear up in at least two places.

     
  • At May 11, 2009 3:51 PM, OpenID allstarme said…

    I have been telling people to see it because: it's well-casted, well-acted and overall, the most enjoyable movie I have seen in some time. You know you're watching a good movie when you don't once stop to think about your real life and the outside world.

     
  • At May 11, 2009 5:54 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Ok, I'm back.

    It...IT'S FABULOUS!!!!!!!

     
  • At May 12, 2009 12:48 AM, Blogger LurkerWithout said…

    Fucking. Awesome. Urban and Pegg were great. Pine owned as Kirk. And Quinto was just DEAD ON PERFECT as Spock. Plus Nimoy! Also 'splosions! Sword fight! Car chase!

     
  • At May 13, 2009 6:06 AM, Blogger Brian Smith said…

    When we meet Scotty, he has a little bird cage thingy behind him, and it contains a pet making just enough noise to be noticed. This pet made me happy. Well, happier.

     
  • At November 22, 2011 12:43 PM, Anonymous Quinten said…

    I believe one and all must glance at it.
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