Ryan here. We watched 2009’s Star Trek last night. I’d not seen it before, but it was on Netflix. I was afraid they might take it off come June, so I thought we should check it out. I’m definitely a Star Wars partisan, but I enjoy the Trek world, too. It’s just much bigger and I have to admit that I’ve only seen the original movies, and that was when I was still in high school. And I’m fine with that–it just seems like if I really wanted to try to get into Star Trek, it would take me the rest of my life to do so, and I’ve got other stuff coming up that I need to take care of first.
Anyhow, we did actually enjoy the movie. I’m a bit surprised Angela liked it, but I think it just proves that there’s a big gap between what she thinks she likes and what she actually likes.
The movie was good and pretty fast-paced, but it was also a bit confusing. The whole time travel aspect made me just realize that I’d forgotten most of the original story line from the other movies. For example, I’m still not sure if Kirk ever knew his dad, or what the actual reality of the whole story was.
Good acting, though. The guy from Harold and Kumar, the girl who plays Uluru, Simon Pegg, and That Charming Devil Eric Bana: all good choices for supporting cast members.
All in all I’d give it a 14/17. Live long and prosper, kids.