Sunday, May 17, 2009

Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek, 2009
Dir: J.J. Abrams
May 9, 2009
Showcase Cinema, Revere MA

So Hollywood's favorite dirty stroking habit, retreads of old "winners," belches forth Star Trek for the masses. Sure it's fun, and the explosions were radhat, but c'mon, there has to be some talented writer who wants a buttload of cash. The dudes who wrote this are fucking pedestrian. But hey, they were the safe bet, right?

The actors do a credible enough job of recreating younger versions of the original characters, I guess, but the script blows and does them no justice. The science fictional aspects are ludicrous, even for ST. Fans of the old show might like the film... but then again, maybe not, since it's a "reboot" and pisses all over the original continuity (Tattooed Romulans, led by Eric "I Suck" Bana? Did the writers cast this guy?).

In the end though, you get what you pay for: a summer blockbuster, and Harold killing two Romulans who didn't want him to get to White Castle. Leaving the theater I kind of felt like I had watched a movie like that, not a sweet sci-fi film.

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