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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Star Trek

"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the StarShip Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before."
I'm not necessarily what you would call a "trekkie," so I wasn't one of the millions who rushed to the theaters this summer to catch Star Trek. Though I have to admit I was curious to check out the DVD when it came out last week to see what all the hoopla was about, and see whether the new cast of younger actors were able to fill the giant shoes left behind by the cast of the classic TV series. But with all the great special effects and actions scenes, I later
realized this movie was probably better seen on the big screen, and not in the comfort of my living room.
Aside from the cool effects and surprise cameos from notable actor/director Tyler Perry and one of the U.S.S. Enterprise's original passengers Leonard Nimoy, there really wasn't much there. The story was quite weak and predictable--the StarShip mission is invaded and it's up to the feuding Captain Spock and Lieutenant Commander Kirk to save the ship and their own lives. Ironically the best actor in the movie was Nimoy, who played the father of the younger Spock (played by Zachary Quinto) who was wrestling with his own demons of superiority and the ability to pick up where his father left off as the leader of the ship.
I wasn't impressed by the movie at all, though I can see it served its purpose as the summer popcorn blockbuster. What was all the craze about?

My rating: D

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