Sunday, May 10, 2009

Go see Star Trek!

I saw the new Star Trek movie with Kevin on Friday and again with my mom today. WHAT A FUN FILM!!!!!

I was not sure what to expect and was concerned that it might be just some generic action adventure flick trying to make money off an established brand name, but it was not. I have seen the original show and Star Trek Generations and I have seen a couple of the movies (my favorite was the one with the scary borg bad guys), and my feeling was that this stayed true to the characters. Kevin also said he thought there were a couple of nods to at least one of the books, and he noticed that the computer voice was done by the same person who did the voice for previous Star Trek works.

This film also had lots of humor and some great references to the original television show - SPOILER ALERT - I knew when I saw that guy in the red shirt that he was going down and not coming back up. :)

I had not paid much attention to the advertising, so I was surprised at all the faces I recognized - Kirk's mother is played by one of the actors from House, Winona Ryder is Spock's mom, Eric Bana as the bad Romulan - love Eric Bana - and Simon Pegg from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, just to mention a few.

I smiled almost through the entire movie. I laughed, I loved the action, loved the special effects, I even felt tension though knowing - obviously - the main characters will survive. Great great great!!!!!!! Highly recommended, lots of fun. See it!

And I'm not alone:

‘Star Trek’ Makes $72.5 Million, a Franchise Record

By Michael White and Dan Hart
May 10 (Bloomberg) -- “Star Trek” opened with $72.5 million in ticket sales, the best debut in the 11-movie franchise, as fans turned out to see a new, younger crew for the Paramount Pictures Film.

“Star Trek” topped the series’ previous high, $30.7 million in first-weekend sales for 1996’s “Star Trek: First Contact,” researcher Box-Office said today in an e-mailed statement.

…“This was great marketing, and a great movie,” said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Box-Office, in a telephone interview.

...“The trailer was incredible, and it got a lot of people excited about seeing the film. The film delivers on the promise of that trailer.”

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