The Starship Enterprise continues on...or did we go back in time for this one? I don't know. I guess it's the young Kirk and Spock, but then why did I see the old Spock on the screen and he spoke of how he defeated Kahn (Ricardo Montalban! I remember these episodes!)? Maybe I should have watched the previous "Star Trek" movies beforehand. I'm confused with the timing, but alas, I don't think it really mattered. For those of you unfamiliar with the "Star Trek Into Darkness" premise, here's my version: A young Capt. Kirk (Chris Pine...oh how I love those blue eyes and his role in "Unstoppable!") and his first officer, Spock, along with their crew took risks which jeopardized the ship and its mission. The resulting punishment for Capt. Kirk's poor judgement lead to another reckless endeavor as he fought Kahn and others to save the day. OK. According to that, it sounded like a typical episode, right? In theory, yes, that would be correct. However, JJ Abrams had a different flair to this "Star Trek" 2 hour episode. From the beginning, it was visual and auditory bombardment with chasing and fighting scenes. I, at times, felt like I was watching a James Bond movie with fights occurring on movie spaceships and jumping to catch the one beneath it...not a train as in Bond, but a space ship. There was relief with some of the comedic achievements of Simon Peg as Scottie. In fact, at one point when he was running and running on the enemy's ship. "Run, fat boy, run," was all I could think! I'm not even going to go into who played which character. If you really want to know, go look it up on imdb.com. The rest of the characters looked quite similar and for the most part, acted like their 1960's version counterpart. Now, here is where even I take issue with the two main characters. And remember, I am not a huge Star Trek fan so I can just imagine how you people feel! Spock cried. Yes, he shed a tear. Come on! The Vulcan in him cannot do that! Even I know that! And then we have Capt. Kirk saying he's scared! NEVER! Capt. Kirk would never say that! NEVER!
|Anton Yelchin...loved him in "Charlie Bartlett!"|
|Simon Pegg..."Run, Fat Boy, Run!"|