Saturday, 11 May 2013

The new Star Trek movie

I went to see the new Star Trek movie today, I remembers that it's called Star Trek and really can't be bothered to look up the other bit of the title since it seems completely irrelevant. However I thought this movie had a plot that was just about as grossly irritating as the previous one, I didn't like the way the plot unfolded, it was all too obvious.

I was irritated by most of the cheesy dialogue scenes and once I found out who the villain actually was in terms of who he was in the old universe of Star Trek, I felt compelled to cringe as the name was spoken and this villain in this movie looked nothing like the one that we might remember from old. If I were drinking something at the time I might have choked over it my drink as well because of the complete and utter dissimilarity between the two.

Every time I saw Benedict Cumberbatch shooting his gun blowing up various aliens and their space crafts, I cringed at the way this person could be seen to be so powerful and when he was soon under the light of the Enterprise, he looked so lean and pale almost as if he were made from plastic. The moment that Benedict Cumberbatch's charcter's true name was revealed, I thought, "oh no, there's no way they can change this now, they couldn't just leave it as someone who was in a situation like Khan Noonien Singh from the original series what the hell can this actor have to do with the likes of someone played by Ricardo Montalban. What the hell! I expect the next thing that will happen is that Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be approached in a future series of Fantasy Island"

Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan Noonian Singh almost resembling the android character 
Data from Star Trek: The Next Generations who was created by Professor Noonian Sung.
However Cumberbatch gave a great performance in Star Trek irrespective of what he was supposed to be.  Maybe one might just pretend that when he declared his name, what we heard was a misheard mumbling about Professor Noonian Sung the inventor of the android Data from Star Trek The Next Generation and maybe this Cumberbatch character was another one of his androids and just explore further forms of confusing thoughts from there

The new Klingons didn't look very good, the makeup for the main Klingon really looked ridiculous in my point of view and I was glad when the Klingons had gone.

There were many good action scenes. Some of the acting was fine, but the comedy in it was tedious. And quite honestly the interior of the Enterprise seemed now very ill designed when it came to people needing the support of handle bars along a bridge in the ships engine room and large parts of the ships interior tended to get loose and fly around almost killing people when the ship lost it's power and found itself caught within the gravity of another large body. Otherwise the camera work and colour design were great, I saw it in 2D and feels maybe it might have been better to see the film in 3D. Otherwise the camera work and colour design were great, I saw it in 2D and feel maybe it might have been better to see the film in 3D.

One misses the old cast, William Shatner as Kirk with his familiar voice and indeed while there is an appearance from Leonard Nimoy as Spock, it is never enough and Zachary Quinto as the new Spock as much as a good actor he is in his role doesn't quite have the voice one associates with Leonard Nimoy. The less I say about the voice of Anton Yeltzin as Chekov and Simon Pegg as Scotty the better.

Well despite the typical way that J J Abrams pisses all over the Star Trek universe with the aid of the likes of Damon Lindel-something-or-other , I will watch it again in 3D and will of course see the next one when it comes out.

What have I got myself involved with here, I might perhaps wake up in the middle of the night screaming because I have to digest the conflicts and oddities of this new Star Trek movie and the ones to follow. It is a situation likely to be a cause of post traumatic stress having to agree that this is the way that cinema is going where we are endlessly experience of tolerating all the rubbish thrown at the audience from the movie to extract something that might be a small but worthwhile vision somewhere within the film

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