I grew up watching Star Trek. I wanted to boldly go where no MAN has gone before, along with the crew of the Starship Enterprise. And, of course, I had a mad, passionate childcrush on James T. Kirk. I think I would fantasize that he was…my dad. OK, I was a little girl. What did I know about fantasizing about romping with the Captain?
Every time a Star Trek movie came out, I would be taken to see it. As I got older, I would go with friends. I wasn’t a traditional Trekky. You’d never see me donned in Vulcan ears. Or the Enterprise uniform, along with the pointy Uhura bra. But I was definitely a gigantic fan.
So when I found out Star Trek was making another movie. I think I bounced up and down and clapped my hands like a giddy school girl. I announced to my husband that we were going to see it opening night, even if it meant leaving our children home unattended. Because I sure as hell wasn’t going to take them…that would mean having to make sure they were behaving, not throwing candy at the audience, sitting still in their seats, and having to take the little one on 82 bathroom trips. Or he wasn’t going to have OD for a month. And I’m not kidding.
Yesterday, my husband came home…*squeal*…with a pass to the advanced screening, which would be shown today, Saturday. But it looked as if we were going to send two of the spoiled brats…er…kids. To my surprise and exceptional relief, the only kid that wanted to go was my oldest son. Because the other kids only care about Twilight or WWE. And he wanted ME to go with him. But I promised my husband that I’d still see it with him when it came out. And yes, I’d still do the deed.
This morning, without saying goodbye to the kids or having my coffee, I grabbed the pass from my husbands hand. Grabbed my oldest son by the smelly hair…
And I drove us, warp speed, to the theater where the screening would be shown.
We took our seats, in the freezing cold (WTF was that about, Star Theaters?)stadium seating theater, in front of two dorky, middle-aged psuedo-trekkies…
And sat, transfixed…
It ROCKED. Hard. Seriously.
From the opening scene, to the closing credits. It was non-stop awesomeness.
J.J Abrams, you should be making out with yourself. You made the BEST Star Trek movie. EVER.
And whoever did the casting. You can make out with yourself, too. Because that casting. Was so perfect. Whoever you are, you outdid yourself. Standing ovation to you!
Kris Pine, who played Kirk…was hot. And nailed the arrogance of Kirk that we’ve all come to love. But, with better acting. And really, no offense to William Shatner, who was hot in his day. But this guy, Pine, I’d like to go warp speed with him. AHEM.
And Sylar…I mean, Zachary Quinto, played Spock. He was BORN for this role. This was his destiny, to play Spock. It was the only logical thing, aside from Sylar in Heroes, for this kid to do. And he slammed it. He rocked the Vulcan.
“Bones” McCoy was played by Karl Urban. And he was a perfect match. I LOVE him. I’ll play doctor with him, any day!
Zoe Saldana played Uhura. She was perfectly cast. PERFECT!! And drop dead gorgeous.
The other main characters, Scotty (Simon Pegg), Sulu(John Cho from Harold and Kumar) and Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov)…were so dead on. Honestly. This cast couldn’t have been more perfect. More amazing. More incredible. Oh yeah, and Winona Ryder was cast as Spocks mom but, I can’t stand her. Never could so, we won’t talk about her little, teeny, tiny role.
But the movie. OH MY EFFING GOD. It was awesomeness. It had all the action that you would expect Star Trek to have with the amazing Hollywood special effects. It wasn’t the cheesy effects that our t.v series had.
The plot was incredible. And it made sense actually. You could follow it and not scratch your head, wondering what was going on…like the first Star Trek movie.
I don’t want to go into too much detail. I don’t want to give anything away.
But whether or not you are a Star Trek fan…it doesn’t matter. This movie is worth it.
There isn’t anything very scary so, I think the younger set could sit through it without having horrible nightmares and winding up in your bed…well, maybe YOUR kids. But my little one, he’ll end up in bed with me, regardless. sigh.
My oldest son, who saw it with me, loved it. He wasn’t familiar with the cast, seeing as this was the first Star Trek experience he had ever had. So he didn’t have the same ahhhh feeling that I had when each beloved character was introduced into the movie. And he didn’t get any of the lines that were CLASSIC Star Trek. But he LOVED it. To him, it was just another Science Fiction movie…THAT ROCKED. And he appreciated that aspect of it. So it was not wasted on him.
When I tell you to see this movie, SEE THE FREAKING MOVIE!!! It comes out next Friday, May 8th nationwide.
Don’t miss it.
I haven’t loved a movie this much since…I can’t remember the last time.
I can’t wait to see it again, with my husband.
And then, I’ll take my kids to see it.
I’ll be waiting. With baited breath. Until the next Star Trek movie is released. And I’ll PRAY that I get free passes for an advanced showing, to that one!
Live long and prosper.