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Star Trek review (no spoilers) [18th May. 2009|11:05]
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Recommended, but with reservations. The acting is incredible and the dialogue is witty and at times downright hilarious. There are plenty of references to original series episodes and films.

That said, the plot is truly atrocious (groan factor twelve), and the "science" is at cartoon level or worse. Now, I can forgive bad science in service of a good plot, and I can forgive a bad plot if the movie is otherwise fun and exciting, and doesn't take itself too seriously. Trouble is, somewhere in the second hour the film stopped being just a fun ride and started to want to make a Statement (but hadn't quite worked out about what). That's when I started shifting in my seat and thinking a nap might be nice.

Fortunately, what the film lacks in intelligence and plot, it makes up for by being short.

blipvert's rating: ★★★☆☆
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From: vorvolaka
2009-05-18 15:45 (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: blipvert
2009-05-18 16:34 (UTC)

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No, this was plain bad science. Egregiously bad, even by Trek standards.

I have not seen Seven Pounds. Is it worth renting, in spite of that?
From: vorvolaka
2009-05-18 18:47 (UTC)

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From: lilas
2009-05-18 16:00 (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: frobzwiththingz
2009-05-18 19:59 (UTC)

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I don't expect good science out of a Trek film. When i saw the credits for this one, and saw the line for "science consultant" roll past, i wondered why it was there and what they could have possibly used her for.

I liked the film, warts and all. I also think they should probably quit while they are ahead.
[User Picture]From: dianec42
2009-05-19 02:15 (UTC)

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I have to say... Simon Pegg doing a Scottish accent? Priceless!

What the heck, the last guy was Canadian. At least they're getting closer. :P
[User Picture]From: blipvert
2009-05-19 16:09 (UTC)

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Priceless especially as he was doing not a Scottish accent but James Doohan's interpretation of a Scottish accent. And he pulled it off; it was brilliant!

And if you've any doubt he was into the role, check out this publicity shot:




Edited at 2009-05-19 20:03 (UTC)
From: speedingslug
2009-05-19 06:44 (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: blipvert
2009-05-19 16:23 (UTC)

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Was the film too "cock heavy" ? Sorry I loved that phase

So do I; I think it needs to get worked into casual conversation a lot more. I've been doing what I can to make that happen. For example, in the canteen today, "Can I sit here, or would that make us too cock heavy?" I am so getting fired if I don't watch out.

I've not watched it but I'm getting the Vibe it was like the Star Trek 'save the whale film' (I foget it's name).

More like the Muppet Babies take over Starfleet...


Edited at 2009-05-19 16:25 (UTC)