Monday, May 11, 2009

Star Trek

The Doctor requested a review of this movie, which I saw over the weekend. I am, as you should know, a great fan of the original series. Bear that in mind.

I´ve told you before why I identify with Kirk. It´s the struggle. It´s a fight against authority, ill-doers, women, and against the odds. In a nutshell, that is what I like best about TOS and I think it is what had me enjoying every moment of the movie. Now understand, I really wanted to like the movie. I was there for a thrilling, authority-bucking ride. I was there for hommage-a-plenty and I was there to see Kirk make it with a green-skinned babe. Check, check ... and ... check.

Was it a sucessful ¨re-boot¨ of the franchise? Meh?!? It was no ¨Batman Begins,¨ but it was a damn sight more interesting than most of the movies the series has produced.

Did they really throw away the Canon of the Star Trek universe? Nope. But they did leave themselves free to do so at any time.

I didn´t read anything before I saw it, but here are my thoughts on these that I ready today. Eberts review is accurate enough. He only gives it a 2.5 out of 4, but I´m guessing he only saw it cause he had to. I like The Guardian´s review much better. I pretty much fits what I´ve been saying.