Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Star Trek (2009)

I'm not a Trekkie. I'm sorry if this film destroyed your previous image of the TV series/movies/what-have-yous. I really didn't even know what Star Trek was about before I saw it. I'm a Star Wars guy. With that said, even I knew that J.J. Abrams "reboot" of the popular series/movie/what-have-you was nothing like its predecessors.

According to /film, this separation was accentuated by the fact that the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" was used in the soundtrack within the opening minutes of the film. I was naturally put off by the use of the song; it felt completely out of place (along with the rest of the car chase sequence). Perhaps the scene (and the song) is included in the movie for a specific reason: to reiterate that the film is a reimagination of the original series/movie/what-have-you.

I'm sorry to let my faithful readers down, but this post will be nothing more than a colloquial discussion about the film. It is a summer blockbuster, and one without any kind of substance. Luckily, I was able to shut off my brain and simply enjoy the ride.
Star Trek is like one of those dumbass motherfucking hollow chocolate bunnies. It looks pretty on the outside, and is fun to consume, but it is empty, meaningless fluff.

Speaking of looking good on the outside, Star Trek (2009) is possibly the sexiest thing to come out of the franchise. The bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise looks like the inside of an Apple Store (hint: its sexy). (Fun fact: /film notes that props used in the film are actually barcode scanners from Staples (strangely sexy).) Adding to the sexiness were the stars: Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Morrison...and Leonard Nimoy of course (rawr! :P). Hell, even the Enterprise looked seductive. Chris Pine, however, managed to turn Kirk into a total douche. But maybe he was in the original series/movies/what-have-yous. I wouldn't know.

Would I reccommend seeing Star Trek in theaters rather than on DVD/Blu-Ray? Yes, yes I would. Is it worth the $7.50+ ticket price? Eh...maybenotsomuch.

Grade (based solely on entertainment value): B-


Blair said...

I feel terrible for loving this movie. Maybe I am a trekkie.

Joan said...

There was a car chase? How on earth can there be a car chase in space? Don't cars require gravity? Even as pretty as you say the movie is, I don't think I will be seeing it.

Mitch said...

Blair: Its ok, I don't judge either way. It was super fun!

Joan: You do know that they have planets...in space... :P I'm totally kidding. I had no idea what was happening.

Keth said...

I feel that it is strange that all the trekkies in my life loved this movie. And that I will probably be seeing it for that very reason...but, I haven't seen it yet. To that end, feel like going to see it again? With me? To enjoy all the pretty things? Lol.

Mitch said...

Are you paying? :D