May 04, 2009
For a long time the principle has been that even-numbered Star Trek movies would be good and odd-numbered ones would be crap. Has the new Star Trek movie escaped from that jinx? It's #11, but as I write this it has 22 positive reviews and no negative ones, resulting in 100% on the Tomato Meter.
I won't see it. You can't go home. I'm no longer the high school kid who secretly watched the third season in his bedroom in the basement with the volume turned way down. (Come to think of it, for all the accusations of such things, I haven't lived in a basement since then.)
Posted by: Wonderduck at May 04, 2009 09:46 PM (/nYBT)
I still wonder if it's entirely a coincidence that I got horribly ill for two weeks after seeing it...
Posted by: ubu at May 04, 2009 09:59 PM (OYdzO)
Posted by: RickC at May 05, 2009 06:02 AM (ndqAK)
I saw it last week (sneak preview). I really enjoyed it, though I should note that I'm not a fan of the original series (but I loved TNG). I'd be curious to see what someone who loved the original series thought, as JJ Abrams did change some things. It's also more of an action movie than other Star Treks, but that worked fine for me.
With apologies for self promotion, there's a mostly spoiler free review at my blog.
Posted by: Mark at May 05, 2009 06:22 AM (aUPJJ)
Posted by: RickC at May 05, 2009 07:23 AM (ndqAK)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 05, 2009 09:12 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at May 05, 2009 09:36 AM (/ppBw)
Yes, but the point of the Onion's segment was that fans were bashing on it because it was good. Whether it is or not, I will know in a few days, but the point it made about TOS and TNG was spot on. The fight with the Gorn had me grinning like a madman.
And from Mark's review, I gather they're actually going to address the retelling in such a way that any canonical differences going forward are actually addressed. (Although they'll still find ways to violate canon, anyway.) I've followed it closely enough that I have an idea why, though it's a spoiler.
Posted by: ubu at May 05, 2009 12:29 PM (i7ZAU)
Posted by: Zyrkon at May 05, 2009 01:21 PM (PBdV8)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 05, 2009 02:17 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: RickC at May 06, 2009 07:13 AM (pKdjQ)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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