I wasn’t going to write this review, because honestly, I’m so backed up with real world projects – and four kids who want dinner Every. Single. Night. – that my blog has had to take a back seat for quite a while.
But I just want to say that I loved that new Star Trek Into Darkness movie. You know the one: with the cocky captain and guy with the pointy ears.
who are such fans they can speak Klingon (“qaStaH nuq?”), on the other hand you’ve got people who are like: Khan?… hmm, is that spelled Caan or Con? Oh… Khan.
Then you have peeps like me: reasonably familiar, not a huge fan, but loves a good movie.
I feel like JJ Abrams (who directed the first Star Trek reboot in 2009, Mission: Impossible III, as well as created a couple of my favorite shows: Alias and Lost) somehow provided a movie that will please all three. A nearly impossible task.
Don’t get me wrong, the movie is loud and brash. But yet you can feel the love for the Star Trek franchise fairly oozing from everyone involved in the film. And Benedict Cumberbatch? Well, if you don’t adore him yet, you will soon. Crazy name and all.
I won’t give away any of the plot, although there aren’t any real twists to give away. Part of the time I did find myself thinking I’m pretty sure this has happened before somewhere. Well, it’s Star Trek. There’s been a dozen movies and 30 years worth of television in the franchise. So yeah, it’s all happened before. But that's part of the charm.
I’m taking hubby to see it next week, for our anniversary. So that should tell you how I feel about it.
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