For @brianlevibowman I’m LOL’ing all over the place imagining you seeing this shirt on someone.
Now that’s funny.
Ok, onto Star Trek Into Darkness:
- When it does new things and shows the characters interacting, it’s terrific entertainment. The cold open in particular was exciting, and engaged me immediately.
- When it calls back to the old continuity and starts playing with fan service, it gets heavy-handed and dull (Two episode-specific callouts were the exception. They were throwaways and perfect for what they were.)
- The cast performs admirably. Cumberbatch is underwritten and relies too much on the audience knowing certain things from What Happened Before. Peter Weller is aggressively good and we’re glad to see him back in Trek.
- Each member of the Enterprise’s bridge crew gets something to do. I love seeing the Magnificent Seven all contribute to stories like this.
- The practical effects were stunningly realized and the CG integration only threw me off once, at the beginning of the film.
- The movie is About Something. People who think there’s no heart to NuTrek missed out on the huge speech at the end.
- If there is a next movie, i suspect we’ll see a Jim Kirk that much more closely resembles the guy I grew up with, and that’s good. 24-year-old hotheads are fine at exploding things, not so great at exploring things.
With the new film in wide release, we’ll probably go back to our regular schedule on Monday. Thank you for your patience during our standby mode.
What he said. I liked that it continued the evolution of this Kirk into the one we grew up with.
That they didn’t do a similar contest tied in with the Punisher videogame is a damn crime.