Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Villain in Star Trek: Into Darkness is...

   ...Khan. You thought that I was going to go on and on about that, didn't you? Well, I'm not that kind of guy. If this is what you came here to see, now you've seen it. If you want to know my thoughts on the movie, you can read on. If not, I hope you're happy. I am not making some sort of joke. The villain is Khan. Plain and simple. Goodbye.
   Now, let's talk about the movie. I... enjoyed it. I thought it was an entertaining, action-packed movie in general. I thought the special effects were fantastic; some of the best I've ever seen. I kind of think it was a bit too similar to Wrath of Khan. Not that I'm complaining, but didn't that happen in the five-year mission? Not immediately before it? I mean, I get why they did it differently. They didn't want audiences to feel like they were just watching the same movie. But if they didn't want them to think it was unoriginal, why didn't they make it original? Just because Khan has to be in it doesn't mean half of Wrath of Khan does, too. I might have enjoyed it more if it was a totally original story where the villain happened to be Khan. I mean, the plot wasn't exactly like Wrath of Khan, I just feel like there were a few too many send-ups. Or beam-ups.
   I did enjoy the movie, though. There were funny parts, awesome parts, scary parts, all sorts of parts. It was a movie that consisted of many, many parts. I like that. Some movies only have one part, or have a lot of parts, but you have to put them together (Memento). I am a small fan of Abrams' work, and this spectacle was no exception. Sure, it wasn't perfect. No movie is (but from the looks of it, Anchorman 2 might be). But it was satisfactory.
   The only other thing I really didn't like about this movies was that the characters had different personalities and relationships from the ones in the original series. I mean, Nimoy plays future Spock, which implies that they are, in fact, the exact same crew from the original series. And yet, Kirk isn't very Shatner-y at all, Spock has emotions and feelings, Uhura is dating Spock, everyone is thin and good-looking, et cetera. It just isn't the Star Trek that people now and... like. Not that there's anything wrong with that. B