Star Trek XI is my latest craze, it's fun and exciting and you should all go watch it before it leaves the theaters.
I really did enjoy it, and I think it may be my favorite movie of 2009, already. It’s a great action movie. It has a quick pace that moves along quickly through the story, but the individual scenes are cut really quickly also, giving the whole movie a really aggressive feel that I liked. I enjoyed the dialogue between the characters, the fun snappy banter that made me laugh out loud. They did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life, in my opinion, especially Spock. Zachary Quinto looked and acted just like him, and I really felt for his losses. And I loved the relationship between Spock and Uhura. I’m a sucker for a good romance, and theirs was well done. The whole thing gave me a kind of nostalgic squee that I haven’t gotten over.
Probably the best thing about this movie though is the way it’s brought Star Trek to a new generation. While standing around outside talking with my family after the movie a group of children ran past and stopped to look at the Trek poster on the wall. One said “Look, Star Trek! Let’s see Star Trek!” and all his friends agreed. I think you have to love that. Although I consider myself a Star Trek fan, I’ve seen very little of TOS because it doesn’t get played on TV much. I’ve seen a lot more of TNG, Voyager, and some Enterprise. But this movie has gotten me really excited about TOS, so I’ve been renting the movies from Blockbuster and DVR’ing the episodes when they air. I’m enjoying them, even though the older stuff does feel a little different.
( Spoilers )
So bring on the vids! There are a huge number of vids already, but I guess that shouldn’t surprise me since fandom loves this movie so much. I should probably warn that pretty much all of these vids contain spoilers for the movie. As I said earlier I really liked Spock and Uhura’s relationship, so I think I’ll start there.
( The fic )