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12 June 2009 @ 01:07 am
Squee!  
I finally saw Star Trek last night. I loved it. Squee behind the cut:



I find it easier to rant in point form, so I shall.

- Spock/Uhura is HOTT. I was not expecting it to be. I had been spoiled about it, so it wasn't surprising that it happened. Just that I really like them together. And it was hott. Ama was a little weirded out that he was her teacher, but that didn't bother me.

- Zachary Quinto as Spock is win. I have to confess to not seeing a lot of the OS, so I can say definitively if he was true to the character, but I thought he handled the stoic/broiling emotions really well and played the deadpan perfectly.

- Chris Pine was also very good. I thought in certain light he was very similar looking to Shatner, especially at the end when he has his legs crossed in the captain's chair. He badassed very well.

- Special effects were nuts and seamless. It's nice to see everything on a big budget, too. The ship's engine room was spectacular and all the screens and HUDS were a very nice touch.

- There's always a bigger fish.

- The Romulans (I'm probably spelling that wrong) had bad ass coats. I thought Eric Bana did a great job at being constantly on the edge of a nervous breakdown. He gave the impression that if you pushed him one inch further, he was going to gun everyone down and start eating puppies or something. One thing that didn't make sense? "Let's build walkways that don't connect over a giant pit of doom and not put railings on them." Sure, it's awesome for stunts, but how many poor Romulans were just walking around and fell to their deaths? It's a lawsuit waiting to happen.

- All the supporting cast was well cast. Kirk's dad looks like Kirk's dad and young Spock looks like young Spock. Random Cameron is random.

- I love you Simon Pegg.

That is all.
 
 
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tigerkat24tigerkat24 on June 12th, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
I fully agree with every point on this list, especially the last one. *schnoogles Simon Pegg*

I also thought that Chekov's Arm-Flaily Run of "I Can Do That" Cute was the cutest thing ever omg. It's like they took the cute from several dozen puppies, a binful of kittens, and Anna Murphy and rolled it all up into one floppy-haired, fake-Russian-accented, big-eyed adorable Chekov of adorable. I want to feed him lots of cookies.

Also, Sulu's fencing skills. I swooned. Trufax.
The Writer They Call Tay: BB: just a yoawanderingbard on June 13th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
Oh, Chekov was great! I thought if I got started on him I'd have to rant about Sulu, Bones and pretty much every actor in the cast. Ama digged Sulu's fencing too, though, as she pointed out, it was less fencing than do back flips while wielding a katana. I have no objections to either.

Have you seen Charlie Barlett? Anton Yelchin is all kinds of adorable in it.