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Movie night: Star Trek

Kelly and the kids and I actually saw Star Trek in the theater about a month ago when he returned from Taiwan, but I am just now blogging about it. I enjoyed this movie, even though I thought I would have trouble with Sylar, the Heroes television character, who played Spock. The Captain Kirk character was a doll. I was highly annoyed by the reference to inappropriate relationships with farm animals, which seemed completely unnecessary, but good old Hollywood is trying to do us all a favor by throwing in trash, thinking it's what the people want. Aside from a few other incidents along this line, I still liked it and give it an 7 out of 10. Kelly has always been a fan of the TV show, so he had a lot of anticipation built up for the movie and liked it, so that might have influenced my judgment a bit. Edited to agree with Greg's comment, to a 7 out of 10 instead of 8.

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Sierra said…
We went and saw this movie too, and I was just going to go b/c I didn't want to see it but actually really enjoyed it too. I thought I'd have a problem with Sylar too but thought he did a great job.
Happy The Man said…
I actually was one who did have a problem with Syler. I stopped watching heroes because there were so many of the characters that I really couldn't stand watching any more. I loved Hiro and initially Peter, the Hatian and others and I hated Suresh, the cop, the mirror girl and of course Syler. I actually didn't hate the character of Syler as much as I disliked the actor that played him, hence why I had problems with Star Trek.

With Star Trek, I didn't like Spock being so pompous and at odds with Kirk, even though later they fixed all of that. I hated seeing him as an immature Spock, kind of goes against the grain of the all wise Spock that we always knew and loved. I know that is the point they were trying to make with this prequel, that these guys were "young" and "immature" at one time, but I just didn't like Spock being lowered to that. And I think they way over-used the word "illogical". In a weekly show where you hear it 1-3 times, it can be annoying but tolerable. But I just think he said it too many times in this movie. And again it didn't help that I really don't like Gabriel Gray (Syler) which just made anything he said annoying to me.

Other than that, the movie was pretty good actually, and I'd recommend it (maybe a 7).
Kelly said…
Greg, I basically agree with just about everything you say here and even edited my rating to concur.
Callisto said…
Heh. I guess being a big fan of Zachary Quinto (Slyar, Spock) helps, because I absolutely adored him in Star Trek. Oh well. To each his own!

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