08 May 2009
Star Trek Was Awesome
Yeah, the movie kicked as much ass as I was hoping it would. The cast is perfect, the space porn is amazing, it has a great sense of realism. The sense of humor is off the charts, and there are lots of in-jokes and key lines from the show. I swear John Cho even had that Sulu smile at the end.
I was worried going in that I was going to be overdosed on lens flares. If you've seen the trailer and commercials, the lens flares are everywhere. But they didn't bother me. There are a couple places where they're over-the-top, but they really did fit. They made space seem bright and shiny, and too-huge to be captured on film. It was a nice touch.
And, being a J.J. Abrams production, there's even a Slusho reference.
I saw it Thursday at 8:00 and I was troubled by the fact that there were only 30 people in the theater. Don't get me wrong, it was lovely because I was expecting it to be way crowded. But does this not bode well for the weekend box office? Or maybe people have lives. Yeah, that must be it.