Ughhhh not even J.Law and her perky boobs could save this one. Nothing really sinister or "new" here. Plot and story if there were any fell apart quickly and the motives seemed silly and non existent Still I'll take it any day over having to watch The Vow or Safe Haven.
Abrams makes a pretty movie..I'll give him that. Decent action, some generic humor, and a decently well-thought out plotline for a summer popcorm movie.
As far as the Star Trek angle...it just doesn't feel like Star Trek to me. I liked it, but the more I thought about it the less I think that's really Jim Kirk. Kirk was never a 2nd guessing self-doubter. That's what made Kirk so baddass. He always had his shit together. I don't care if Shatner's not playing Kirk or whatever, Kirk was a real Captain who had balls of steel.
That said, I know this is a literal prequel in the sense that this is the crew of the Enterprise BEFORE the 5 year mission (as pointed out in the movie), so I'll let it slide. But Part III and on needs to have the unwavering Kirk and Co....which was my only real complaint about this movie. Stop fucking crying already. As I said, I know this is the prequel Kirk and a younger crew. So i guess I can see where they're going. Everybody grows up and one point or another.
Cumberpatch was awesome. 'Nuff said. when "Harrison" smashes that blonde bitch's leg I almost fell out the seat laughing. Sooo badass.
I didn't have a problem with Kirk's bout or confession of self-doubt. He lost the only "father-figure" he appeared to respect and he was reminded that his decisions sometimes put people at risk. What I appreciated about that specific scene with Spock is that it really capped a movie that was about the building friendship between the two (which old Spock referred to in the first movie). He had to teach Spock about Bros before, well, Rules. He also basically said, "I go with my gut and I'm usually right but I appreciate you as the best 1st officer because you know what to do despite my gut and we can sometimes accomplish both." This helped Spock understand why Kirk went to bat for him to get him back on the Enterprise. Anyway, if you look at this as more about the budding friendship between the two, it was done very well.
What's funny is that my biggest complaint was that they tried to emulate the crew so much that McCoy tried to sound exactly like old McCoy. I love it and hate it at the same time. They also held true to putting the wrong types of people on the planet, like McCoy at the beginning and even Uhura on the shuttle for no reason. I would have appreciated a red shirt getting it too.
Fast n Furious 6. The Rock is ripped to shit, cars fly all over the place, the plot is more thin than Claydon's hair, shit blows up and Dom lives. If you go to any of these expecting a developing plot, you'll be sorry. Keeps you entertained the whole 2+ hrs and is worth the 10 bucks to see on a big screen
A seven is coming for sure, the had a scene at the end during the credits where the reveal a new villan......
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