As you can see, the attempt failed. But I be not bovvered! I got tired of backspacing.
My dad, my brother, and I went and watched Star Trek: Into Darkness yesterday, and I was actually surprised at how much I liked it.
It was an epic movie! It had good dialogue and the most awesome villain aside from Loki. (OH! That reminds me. Have you noticed that all the BBC actors are all making movies where they're the bad guys? Hiddles, Cumberbatch, Christopher Eccleston, Karen Gillan... What's the deal?!) It had great special effects and the story itself was pretty good too. It left me with a bit of that happy skittles feeling I mentioned when I talked about The Eagle. In fact, I'll probably end up owning at some point in my existence.
But um.... here's the thing. After watching it, I came to the conclusion that I am an Original Series Trekkie..... and I'm a bit of a Star Trek purist. So maybe it's just me, since everyone else seems to have liked it just fine. (My dad and brother both love the Original Series and they both love the movie too.) But I had a hard time with a couple of things.
Now, remember that I said that I did love this movie! (Yes, that had to be underlined, italicized, and bolded! Bolded? In bold? Whatever. You know what I mean.) I don't want you guys to think I didn't like it, 'cause I did. I'm just super persnickety.
1.) Chris Pine is not, and never will be Kirk.
He's a good actor and everything, (he was great in Unstoppable.) but he's not William Shatner's James. T. Kirk. (kudos if you know what T stands for.) But in fairness, I will say that it would be nearly impossible achieve that level of awesomeness.
And Chris Pine was awesome! But he's just not that awesome.
He does have some seriously beautiful eyes though.
2.) The ship didn't look right. I know. I know they updated it to make it more realistically futuristic. But let's be honest.
Doesn't look anything like this:
3.) The Spock/Uhura relationship. No.
4.) The costumes. (really persnickety here.) Hehehehe. I know short pants are out. But come on... they're iconic. And... the slick tight space suits were a bit weird. lol.
5.) The way they hold their phasers and the way they transport.
I know it's more realistic to hold a phaser like a Glock. But you just don't, kay?
NOW! The stuff I DID like.
This scene. SO RELATABLE!
2.) Bones. He was probably the best cast.
3.) Scotty. Loved Scotty. *heart*
4.) All the references to the Original Series. There were quite a few parts where I was like, "I see what you did there!!"
Like the, "Darn it, Jim! I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician!"
And the seventy-two "photon torpedoes". Which is only relevant if you have just watched the episode with Khan.
And the scene in the radiation room....
And the Tribble!!! Which I couldn't find a picture of so I'll just use the old ones.
5.) The fights were really good.
Right, so overall, yes, I really, really did like this movie. It was fast paced, it was fun. But it's not Star Trek for me. It felt more like a really good science fiction story than something that would happen on the USS Enterprise that I know and love. And it could just be that I have a hard time when the movie changes the show, and I could just be getting caught up on the details. I think I would have adored it if it hadn't been Kirk's crew.
As it is, if you're not a fan of the TV show, you will love it. It's awesome. It's worth it. However, if you're the kind of fan I am, I'd advise going to it for Benedict Cumberbatch, because he's a scene stealer and he owns!
And now I will tell you to live long and prosper. But darn it, guys, I'm a human, not a vulcan! (that was lame, wasn't it......)