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Movie Review: Star Trek

The clip sums it up. I am a die-hard Star-Trek fan. That being said, I actually thought TNG improved after Roddenberry died. Science fiction television doesn’t always have to be allegorical, okay? There doesn’t always need to be a lesson. Sometimes, it can just be about the oohs and the ahhs. And that made-up Klingon language was created by a really awesome linguist. And that’s where this movie gets everything right: simple moral dilemma, bad-ass protagonists, easily hated antagonists, lots of action, some twists, well-placed comic relief, lots of throw-back jokes for those who have seen everything ST-related, more twists and most of all: lots of emotional highs and lows instead of eurkea! philosophical entanglements. So it’s fun and witty and there are a lot of motherfucking explosions.

And I think this movie is exactly what the franchise needed. It had got so stuck in its ways and trapped by canon that anything else would have flopped.

All of the actors were dead-on. The Nemoy cameo was perfect. The clever use of the time-honored temporal anomaly (used normally in filler episodes, rarely in the plot-arc of any series) was an excellent way to escape the terrible alternative movie that could have been made.

The preachiness was gone – the action firmly in place. There were phasers and warp drive and FUCKING SULU IS A NINJA (sorry for the spoiler).

Here is a better spoiler-free review. And another.

The movie is good. 4 and a half out of five? Quite possibly!

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