I liked it to a certain degree. It’s kind of funny how when a movie doesn’t suck or at least, meets expectation, it’s lauded as brilliant. I guess it’s cause most movies suck, it’s such a shocker for something to be good.
What I liked about the film was that it didn’t take itself to seriously. That was the problem with the Superman reboot, no tongue-in-cheek.
It had it’s plotholes and inconsistencies and they were hard to ignore. People calling it better than The Dark Knight, or this years Ironman are way off in my opinion. It was a big summer blowout like advertised but it wasn’t anything to go crazy over. Orci and Kurtzman’s script was very forced, characters were moved along by the plot. It just felt contrived and over wrought. The earlier films and series were smart and delt with various intellectual matters while simultaneousy balancing it out with action and suspense. Abrams Trek removed the brain and turned up the volume. I’ve never been a fan of Abrams. I think he’s a hack really, and it comes across here. He is just not a good story teller.
On a side note… does anybody else wonder why those Vulcan kids bullied Spock… you’d think a race of people whose lives revolve around logic would see how completely illogical it is to bully someone based on something so trivial. Or why it was Kirk who fought Nero and not Spock at the end, given that Nero’s whole vendetta was about Spock.
I think you are way off, sir. I couldn’t have been happier with the film. Well, the ice planet encounter with (not going to spoil it), I thought that was a little lame and convenient, but the plot device was necessary. And I know there was something else that didn’t sit quite right, but it bothered me so little that I can’t even remember it. I felt everything else was solid.
Also, being a fan myself, I am still amazed that they pulled it off so brilliantly. I remember when I first heard about the “new” Star Trek movie about the original crew. I was SO pissed-off. I thought it was blasphemy. I’m so happy that my expectations were not only met, but exceeded.
I make no excuses. I’m no movie snob. I don’t go to the cinema and critique every element of a film, especially if I’m paying $9 to see it. If something stands out while I’m watching it, good or bad, then I notice it. BUT… If I can watch a movie without thinking about the fact it’s a movie, and thinking that they did this or that wrong, or thinking that I could have written parts of it better, then it’s a good movie to me. If I enjoy a movie enough to KNOW that I will buy the DVD the day it comes out, then it’s a GREAT fuckin movie to me. If I enjoy a movie enough to go see it three times at the cinema, encourage ppl to see it, even TAKE ppl with me to see it again, AND make plans to buy the DVD the day it comes out, then it’s a fucking brilliant movie!
It’s all about the entertainment factor. If you have fun nit-picking the fun outta films, then more power to you buddy.