Wednesday, June 03, 2009
( 8:57 AM ) teahouse
Over the weekend I saw the new Star Trek movie.
The Husband and I are huge fans of Star Trek. Plus, we had heard good things, so we were really excited.
SPOILER ALERT: so if you haven't seen it, don't read any further!
Well, we HATED IT.
Apparently any Hollywood producer can just take the name of an old tv series, and rewrite everything (without regard for the characters' personalities) and call it their own.
They took out everything interesting about Star Trek - the characters' personality tics, the quasi-scientific mumbo jumbo, the interesting stories - and make it into one big, bad, dumb action movie.
This could have been any action movie about anything; the story was that lame.
And how were these incongruities explained?
Oh, right, it was because of time travel...silly me!!
Yes, time travel will lobotomize all of our characters and make them completely different people, and wipe out everything they've ever done!
The highlight of the movie was Leonard Nimoy's appearance. The guy who played Spock as a young man was disappointing.
Spock's delivery is supposed to be unemotional, not dripping with sarcasm. Did his acting coach not teach him that?
And what was up with Spock hooking up with Uhura? WHAT??
And couldn't they have gotten an actual Japanese guy to play Sulu?
Oh, right, all Asians look the same. We'll get that Korean guy from Harold and Kumar since he's famous and might draw a bigger audience; nobody will know the difference.