I saw the new Star Trek movie late Saturday night! In short, I loved it! It was a lot of fun, the space battles and special effects where the kind of spectacular action that Trek fans have always dreamed of, and the story was fast paced and riveting. The rest of this post is will have spoilers … so don’t read it if you don’t want to know what happens!
I loved the scenes with Leonard Nimoy. Absolutely loved them. It was so fun to see him reprise his Spock role, and while it was just a few brief moments in the movie, they packed some of the best emotional punch to the film. His interactions with young Kirk and Spock were great!
I’m still going back and forth on how I feel about these new films being an alternate timeline. On the one hand, it’s a great plot device and frees them up to do whatever they want. The destruction of Vulcan sent the message that nothing is safe here … which I do like. On the other hand, it’s a little disconcerting that it’s not the ‘universe’ I’ve grown up with. Either way, it’s a great way to reboot the series while still being able to claim that it doesn’t disrupt the Star Trek ‘canon.’
Chekov. Ug. Did NOT like the over acting on the accent. It was too much.
Bones. WOW. The actor that played the doctor … he nailed it. Completely! Even his voice, his inflections, his tone … there were times I felt like I could close my eyes and think I was listening to Deforest Kelley (original actor)!
All in all, I loved the movie. I missed the depth of story that some of the old films had – this one relied more on action, like most movies today, but at the same time, it was exciting to discover a new Star Trek universe! Thanks to an opening weekend that made MORE money than they expected, and the fact that they had already green lit the sequel … I think we can rest assured that this film has definitely restarted a stalled franchise!