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Monday, December 28, 2009

Movie Monday

Small deviation this week - no sucky Monday tales. Instead, I'll review a movie I watched this weekend: The new Star Trek.

I should qualify this review by saying, I'm by no means a trekkie, but I do enjoy the old Star Trek movies and the (few) original TV episodes. That said, I only occasionally watched The Next Generation and have had no interest in subsequent series. But I did really want to see what they'd done with our original characters.

The verdict? Pleasant surprise. Lots of humor -- poor old Kirk really does get his butt kicked left and right in this movie, but comes through it like a champ, albeit a bruised one. He's always got a smart remark, plenty of womanizing comments, and those pretty eyes of his... yum. The plot? Awesome! Very nice job creating parallel fiction in the space-time continuum. Wonderful subplot romance between Spock and Uhura, Spock remains an endearing enigma as always. And having Nimoy (the Real Nimoy! LOL) on the scene just sealed the deal for me. I'd give this one 5 stars. So glad we bought it!

Piper Denna
Romance is sexy!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Star Trek is not my thing either....but Chris Pine.....well...... who really cares what the story is?