Friday, May 17, 2013
Things that make you go...
Spock's expression kind of sums up how I felt after I got done watching Star Trek Into Darkness last night.
Perplexed. Conflicted. Excited. Disappointed. Bueller.
As most of you know, I loved the 2009 movie.
So, I think I went into this one with my expectations a bit too high for the sequel to realistically satisfy, no matter how hard it tried.
That being said, I don't want to spoil anything (since most people will start seeing it this weekend). So, I'll keep this short...
I feel like the 2009 movie was great and "Into Darkness" is...good. It's like how I felt after seeing "Search for Spock" after the previous awesomeness that was "Wrath of Kahn".
Into Darkness has great action, visuals, and the characters are still developing nicely into real emotional people you can relate to, which is nice.
However, this film doesn't "grab you" like the previous one and, because of some of the questionable story choices, you just aren't as engrossed or surprised by what happens as the film wraps up.
So...if you loved or even liked the 2009 movie, you will likely enjoy this one too.
If you're a die-hard Star Trek fan with mixed feelings about the 2009 movie, you'll likely not be satisfied with this one.
If you hated the 2009 movie, you will likely hate this one too.
Honestly, I think that the people who will enjoy it the most are the people who really never watched or cared about Star Trek at all. They have no preconceived notions or expectations.
That being said, other than my feeling that they tried too hard to integrate familiar Star Trek references/storylines into this movie, it is still a really fun action movie with some great performances and "she can't take much more, Captain!" fun.
So...if you're going to go see it (and I recommend that you do), keep your expectations in check, get some popcorn, a giant beverage, and just relax and have a good time.
Speaking of a good time, watch this Honest Trailer for Star Trek 2009. It's very entertaining...
As is THIS funny Everything Wrong with Star Trek 2009 in Five Minutes...
I love that movie, but both of those videos made me laugh a lot.