Craig L (blipvert) wrote,
Craig L
blipvert

Star Trek review (no spoilers)

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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