We flew amongst the stars…
First off I would like to send my condolences and prayers to the people of Moore and OKC. God is with you and he will lift you up in your time of need. That being said, I wanted to share my opinion on Star Trek: Into Darkness and Iron Man 3. I saw both movies this past Saturday and thought they exceeded my expectations. I usually read the reviews of most movies on IGN, Rotten Tomatoes or Coming Soon, but I wanted to view them without any interference or additional commentary.
My sons and I went and saw Star Trek first. I’m a big fan of the original TV show and also The Next Generation. I tried to get into DS9, Voyager and Enterprise, but really couldn’t commit to their mythology.
I want to warn you that there may be some spoilers for those who’ve decided to rebel against the cinema establishment and not purchase a ticket to watch the movie. To be honest, it’s really good. Go ahead and spend the money.
I saw the first Star Trek movie and thought it was great. The sequel did not disappoint. It has JJ Abrams touch throughout the whole film which I’ve read that most Trekkies weren’t too thrilled with the first one, but to me it’s a fresh take on a classic that just needed a tune-up. He actually makes me excited about his vision of Star Wars.
Such a great actor and I wouldn’t have chosen him to play Khan. Interesting take, though. In the film, his code name was John Harris, which fit. As soon as he revealed himself as Khan, I was surprised. I smiled as I reminisced about Ricardo Montalban playing the character in the 60’s and the 80’s. He was the perfect Khan and in some ways so is Mr. Cumberbatch. I guess it just through me off. Eventually, I acquiesced and accepted it. I had no choice. It wasn’t like I could go and re-shoot it. However, if I could make some suggestions to JJ on his next big franchise; no smoke monsters, no island, and Luke, Han, Leia, Lando and Chewie better not be on an asteroid, lost and not know that they’re already dead.
Next post will be my opinion on Iron Man 3.