Saturday, May 9, 2009


Star Trek was awesome!!! I loved, loved, loved the new cast - they were the embodiment of the original characters! I'm not going to post much about the movie because I'm afraid I'll give away some spoilers, so I'll wait until later to do a review. But just let me say, it was freaking awesome!!

Zachary Quinto is Spock - he had the language, actions and logic of the original down to a T. But the one that surprised, and impressed, me was Karl Urban - his portrayal of Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy was dead on! I truly believed he was Bones! Simon Pegg also did a great job of Montgomery "Scotty" Scott - he was very funny. I also enjoyed Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov - how did he master that Russian accent? Chekov is apparently 17 in this movie, but I don't remember him as being younger than the rest of the crew in the original. And of course, there was Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk - since I never liked William Shatner, I thought Pine brought a lot to the character and made him a believable rogue. I could just never picture Shatner as a womanizer.

I had a little trouble accepting John Cho as Hikaru Sulu, mainly because I kept seeing Kaumar, but he did a good job. I also had a little trouble with Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, I think she was just trying too hard; Nichelle Nichols was sexy without trying. And although I love Ben Cross - he played Sarek, Spock's father - every time he opened his mouth to speak, I kept hearing Barnabas Collins from DARK SHADOWS: THE RIVAL.

My only complaint with the movie is probably petty, but it bothered me nonetheless: Why in the 21st century did J.J. Abrams feel it was necessary to put the women in those short, skimpy skirts from the original series?? I mean, I understood when they wore these skirts in the 1960s, because it was the sexual revolution and all, but geeze. Isn't it time we quit sexualizing women? Okay, I'll get off my soap box now.

Great movie - great next step in the franchise - can't wait to see it again!!


Julia Smith said...

I loved it, too!

Thomma Lyn said...

Haven't seen it yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so. Great review -- thanks! :)