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 Post subject: "Where no one has gone before ..." (Hidden spoilers)
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:03 am 
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Hi all,

Yesterday Mini and I took a brief time-out from a very fun Bristol Comic Expo to walk to the Odeon (which was quite an Odyssey, thanks to a poor map) to see the new Star Trek.

To make it short, you so MUST see this film!

The characters are believable and multidimensional, the story concise and gripping, the costumes true to the classic - yet less camp and the CGI breathtaking but not overpowering. Plus they somehow managed to make the Enterprise look "cool" without changing the general structure - watch for the scene when the ship clears the nebula. That one had me covered with goosebumps.

Without exception the young actors were perfectly cast and they are prepared to step into the very big shoes the old crew left for them. And here of course I have to mention Zachary Quinto, who stands out even in this excellent company - he simply IS Spock.

As usual JJ Abrams dares to push the envelope further then anyone else would and many will hate him for some of the taboos he breaks - not in terms with continuity or feel, but more regarding what can happen. But a daring new approach was what the old ship needed to brave the new Millenium.

This film bring (most of) the old Trekkers back to the trade and it will create the Next Generation (*g) of new fans.

A resounding 10 out of 10 from your friendly neighbourhood film critic.

Zoser



Now for the spoilers (mark to read):
The destruction of Vulcan and death of Spock's mother hit me with some delay, as I expected them to be corrected by the end of the film - which is the usual way in Star Trek. But Abrams doesn't do timewarps to correct disasters that happened in the past. Vulcan is gone forever - quite a shock once the realization hits home.

Also I liked the way they detached the Kirk character from Shatner - now with his father dead and no longer having enjoyed the all-American-boy upbringing, he can now develop in new ways.

Spock getting the girl instead of Kirk - CLASS!

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 Post subject: Re: "Where no one has gone before ..." (Hidden spoilers)
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 8:34 am 
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Saw this saturday night and I think the most relevant addition I can make to what Zos has already said is that it's worthy of the Star Trek name.

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 Post subject: Re: "Where no one has gone before ..." (Hidden spoilers)
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:35 am 
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Booooo,

Was saving it for Imax in London but since you both already seen it, I'm gonna watch it tomorrow :)...

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 Post subject: Re: "Where no one has gone before ..." (Hidden spoilers)
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 12:36 pm 
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Sorry Blast - but I met Mini at the Comic Expo in Bristol and we went to see the film together ...
No hittin' the face, please ... O.o

:D Zos

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 Post subject: Re: "Where no one has gone before ..." (Hidden spoilers)
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 8:28 pm 
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i agree with Z on this one mostly except i dont like certain features of the new enterprise...

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