Thursday, April 30, 2009

Movie Review: Star Trek (2009)

Boldly going where no Trekkie has gone before… The mainstream!

Roughly three minutes. That’s all it took for white to become black, in my world. Three minutes filled with glossy shots of close quarters, ship-to-ship battles, freefalling Starfleet thrill-seekers and foaming at the mouth Romulans. You see I’m a Star Wars kinda guy. I like that we don’t have a name; we’re just people who like, sometimes fanatically, the world Georgey Boy created. I was the lesser of the two warring geek factions. The ones with the 501st, not the Klingon translation works of Shakespeare. But in those three minutes J.J. Abrams had released a trailer (the third one I think) that put into question my whole world view. In the immortal words of Dr. Emmett Brown, “Great Scott”, I was in a serious paradoxical dilemma!

But as the opening moments of J.J. Abrams’ “reboot” of this hallow Sci-Fi franchise played across the screen, I forgot all about whether it was right to cheat on my allegiance. I just sat in awe of what Abrams and crew were pulling off.

Enjoying this? Then read the rest of my advance review of the new Star Trek movie on at the link below:

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