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May 9th, 2009

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06:27 pm - Star Trek
I know most of you have already seen it. This is not a review, just a couple points I would like to make to those who have not seen the movie yet.

(Comments are free ground for spoilery discussion, so the text of the post will not be cut.)

--I went in without much expectation, hoping for an enjoyable ride and very nervous about the young cast and the idea of "rebooting" my first fandom. O_o I certainly got that ride, and more: I came out with my heart back in the place that made me love Trek so many years ago. Not nostalgia (though there is some of that), but a return.

--The cast was better than I expected, and even the ones I had high hopes for (such as Zachary Quinto) performed even better than I had dared to hope.

--To the knowledgeable fans/purists: this is your film. I'm a trivia-happy fan myself, and I feel like this was made exactly for me. 1/3 of the way through the film, you'll be cursing me for telling you this, but keep watching. They made this for you. :)
Current Mood: impressedimpressed

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Date:May 10th, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
Yup, pretty much sums up my reaction too. We're now trying to figure out the logistics of a second viewing.

I was particularly surprised by how well Spock/Uhura worked.
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Date:May 10th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
That's excellent news. I've been curious about Abrams' reboot since it was announced - and judging by the flood of positive reviews, it seems like he handled everything just the right way. I'm hoping to see it one night next week, if the people I'm going with will make up their minds about when we're going. *sighs*
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Date:May 10th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
WOW! Okay, I'm definitely sold. Gonna have to go see it now. *wonders if she can find anyone to tag along...*
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Date:May 10th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
I had a blast, too. And I haven't been this excited about Trek since Next Gen, so you know that's been a while.

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Date:May 10th, 2009 05:23 am (UTC)
I'm glad this film is leaving such an impression. It's a good feeling to have the franchise back on its feet. Or at least I hope I'll be saying that when the box office report comes out tomorrow. Then there's next week...
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Date:May 10th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it, too!
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Date:May 11th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
A couple of things I understand they have done have made me very reluctant to see the movie.

Of course, I have to say that TNG bored me as well as irritated me, and I never cared for Voyager, so... I liked some of DS9 and I loved Enterprise, so maybe I'm just weird.

Edited at 2009-05-11 05:45 pm (UTC)
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Date:May 12th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Go see it anyway. I'm totally serious. I don't know what exactly you have heard, but you should go see it anyway. Go to a matinee or something if you don't want to spend the full price, but...go see it. Seriously.

I grew up on TNG (and a spattering of TOS), but liked DS9 even better. Never could get into Voyager, and although I tried hard (being a huge fan of Scott Bakula), I liked Enterprise even less, heh. But this film contains a large dose of what made me love Trek in the first place. It felt like a return to a beloved location, not nostalgia but an actual visit. *huggles film and plots to see it for a 3rd time*
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Date:May 12th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
I will consider it. I haven't entirely made up my mind.

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