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an unpopular opinion

May 9th, 2009 (12:36 am)

The new STAR TREK flick was okay, but it didn't send me.


(Best performance: Karl Urban as McCoy.)


Posted by: Sizequeen (sizequeen)
Posted at: May 9th, 2009 04:54 am (UTC)

Huh? Urban didn't really get the Southern accent right, and he seemed more like a hypochindriac than a luddite curmudgeon.

Kirk and Spock were the appropriate mix of dickish and awesome.

They actual gave Uhura a *personality.*

For me, 'twas awesome.

Posted by: Sara LaKali (sara_lakali)
Posted at: May 9th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)

My sister-in-law liked it, but she comes from a movie fan standpoint, not a Trek fan standpoint.

Posted by: leftarrow (leftarrow)
Posted at: May 9th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)

I'm giving it a lot of extra room to dodge critique because of how they framed it. Nothing terrifyingly original, but nothing particularly offensive, either. Maybe I wasn't expecting enough from it to be disappointed.

One of my biggest complaints is that I think the look and sound of it will date it awfully quickly. Too much present/not enough future, not to mention too much magic/not enough science.

I have to agree with you on best performance, though. I think it was because he actually *sounded* like Dee Kelley in ways that went well beyond the accent.

Posted by: Barbies May Bite Me (obsession_inc)
Posted at: May 9th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)

Jesus God, I am so glad to hear someone else say that. I've been terribly depressed over the fact that EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD thinks it's the second coming while I was just going "okay, another action scene, another action scene, another humor scene, another action/humor scene, IS SOMEONE GOING TO GIVE ME A REASON TO GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THESE PEOPLE AT SOME POINT?" Sigh. I feel like I was wrong to expect anything besides explosions and giggles. Apparently that has fucked me up.

Posted by: Vvalkyri (vvalkyri)
Posted at: May 9th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)

what did you think of Wolverine? I saw it Thursday.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 13th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)

See the review haiku! Longer answer: I went into it with the expectations that it'd be absolute shite, and it wasn't, so I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't great; at best it was sorta OK, but man, Hugh Jackman spent some time in the gym, huh?

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