Star Trek (2009)
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, April 6, 2009 - Save & Share - 2 Comments

Tim League duped us again tonight. He sold us on seeing 10 minutes of the new “Star Trek”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796366/ with J.J. Abrams’s writers in person, before a classic screening of “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084726/. Khan started, and the print looked/sounded awful, and scant seconds past the credits the film started glitching, froze, and melted in classic AICN/Drafthouse “Teen”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2006/12/10/2869/ “Wolf 2”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/12/14/4005/ style. Tim ran onstage and asked the writers to stall while he ran to the projection booth. At this point most of knew what was up and were unspeakably manic. The writers were interrupted by !Leonard F’ing Nimoy! who was holding a FedEx canister used for film delivery. Applause, Standing Ovation for the legend, blah, blah, blah…then we got to see the world premiere of Star Trek (scant hours before the advertised premiere in Australia.)

I’m not the type to do spoilers, and if you’re still reading this then you’re the type to see the movie regardless of my review but I’ll tell you that I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

At one point in his life Abrams showed he knew how to start a show. The first few seasons of Alias had weekly opening scenes that compelled you to put down the remote. Between there and Cloverfield (which “I didn’t care for”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/01/20/3073/ at all) he started cheating the intro with the “flash forward” crutch. Abrams is walking without his crutch again…actually he’s doing hurdles as he bangs this movie’s intro two times — hit me!

The cast is superb, the story is compelling, the action is exciting, and Abrams even avoids any blatant cheesy “winks” about his reboot. If Star Trek is the bluebird of the summer movie season, then we are in for a great ride.

p.s. red shirt

p.p.s. Someone tell me if the ice planet aliens were ripped straight from the video game Lost Planet.

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2 Responses to “Star Trek (2009)”

Comment from jaireaux
Time April 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm

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Comment from etrigan
Time April 8, 2009 at 2:16 pm

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