Friday, April 30, 2010

Star Trek: The Cage (Original Pilot episode) - A few thoughts.

'The Cage'was the first pilot episode of the original Star Trek series and resulting franchise. It was completed in early 1965, but not broadcast on television in its complete form until 1988. The episode was written by Gene Roddenberry and directed by Robert Butler.
It had most of the essential features of Star Trek, yet the Captain of the star ship USS Enterprise was not James T. Kirk, but Christopher Pike.
Spock was present, but not as First Officer. That role was taken by a character known only as Number One, played by the adorable Majel Barrett (Wife of the shows creator Gene). Spock's character differs somewhat from that seen in the rest of Star Trek: he displays a youthful eagerness that would end up out of place with the more reserved, logical Spock that is better known. He also gets the first line in all of Star Trek: "Check the circuit!"
Would anyone here who has seen it agree with me when I say 'Enterprise' was a lot like this pilot episode? I can't really put my finger on it but there is just something there that makes me think of Archer and his crew. Maybe it was their attitudes?

Spock and his repeated smiling was ever so confusing for me while watching this and as much as it pains me to admit it, it becomes obvious Leonard Nimoy does not appear to of found his way when it comes to Star Trek yet (I still love him though).
It does make me wonder when watching this though if someone had said to Mr Nimoy back then that he would still be playing Spock 45yrs from when this was filmed if he would of told them to bugger off and stop being so stupid at suggesting such a thing.
Something else that makes me chuckle are the casual sexist remarks from Captain Pike (Although it's a sign of the times I suppose)
At the end of the day all this pilot was about was the Captain of the Enterprise getting his leg over to help repopulate the planet (Good gig if you can get it).
The Talosians with their huge pulsating heads are fantastic and I like how the veins in their heads bulge when the communicate.
In fact the effects for this whole episode are really good considering when this was made.

Finally, Majel Barrett.
She truly was a Beautiful woman all through her life (I hope she is resting in peace now after only passing away last year) with Eugene and they are both looking down on the renewed success Trek has become again.x
Star Trek is back and better then ever but let's not forget where it all began.

A Terminator: Salvation Rant/Review

Once again here is a review I wrote last year that I thought I'd put here -

"Come with me if you want to live"

As some of you may or may not know I have been a huge fan of the Terminator films from a very young age. Jim Cameron (Original creator and director of the first two films) still is one of my favourite directors and I remember seeing The Terminator back in the late 80's and being completely blown away by it. Arnie was fantastic and despite the fact he only has a few lines I remember as a ten year old he scared the utter crap out of me in that first film.
Then in 1991 Terminator 2: Judgement Day was released and not only did we get to meet Arnie again as the T-800 who this time also turned out to be the good guy we also met Robert Patrick's T-1000.
Now there was a fellow who despite looking pale in comparison to Arnie ended up being one of the most bad arse mofo's in the whole series. Knives and stabbing weapons were his speciality and even now when I watch the film I still wince when he "Shuts up" John Connors foster dad in that infamous kitchen scene.
So after twelve or so years we finally reached Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines. After Jim Cameron had sold the rights to the story and characters director Jonathan Mostow took on bringing John Connor and his destiny to the screen. Introducing the female Terminator the T-X and making her face off against Arnie again to me seemed some what pointless along with most of the story but with that we were also introduced to John's future wife and second in command of the resistance Kate Brewster.
Many people I know do not like this film and while I admit it was nowhere near as good as the first two I thought it was alright. It also raised some good questions and answered one in particular.

JUDGEMENT DAY was always going to happen. When the Cyberdyne building got blown up in T2 it meant it was delayed and not stopped completely.
One of the best things about T3 was that it finished with the human race being nearly wiped out and John Connor and Kate Brewster going into hiding and waiting...

A few more years pass...

Finally in 2008 after a few years of issues regarding who owned the rights is was announced there was going to be a fourth Terminator film set post Judgement Day where we would finally see the human resistance face off against Skynet and it's machines.
When I first heard that Charlies Angels director McG was going to bring the fourth Terminator film to the screen I can't say I was that impressed. Many other fans were also annoyed that he had been given the job as well. He was not exactly in the same league as Cameron and to be fair even Mostow in my opinion.

Still over the months that followed and the fact Christian Bale had signed on to play John Connor (Surely a sign this film was not going to be rubbish) I was eager to see where this film was going to go. McG posted info on his blog about shooting and released pictures of concept art and to be honest it came across pretty damn good and I was excited.

Until this original ending was leaked...

The main character is a cyborg named Marcus. For some background, Marcus was a criminal who was executed in 2003. He donated his body to Project Angel which was involved with Skynet. They take his body and make a Terminator out of him so he's a Terminator skeleton but has living muscle/skin and a beating heart too. At the end of the movie John Connor is fighting a T800 model 101 and loses. He dies and the top resistance people come up with a plan to help the resistance keep fighting on. The resistance feels that it's important to keep the image or idea that John Connor is still alive so the resistance keeps going. So they rip off Marcus' skin and put John Connor's on the skeleton so now Marcus is John Connor.

Although it turned out that was the original ending of the film. Warner Bros rejected it when it was leaked and they had to rewrite the whole third act, and thank goodness they did.

Anyway, where do I begin with Terminator: Salvation?

The film starts in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

I saw the film a few days back and after reading a mixed bag of reviews I was expecting the worst but I must admit that after watching it I was relieved to discover it was not as bad as it had been made out to be... in some way's it was worse.
In the film, John starts as one of the many foot soldiers who make up the Resistance movement based in California. Despite having extensive prior knowledge of the machines and Skynet's capabilities, John is largely dismissed and considered a nuisance by General Ashdown (The fantastic Micheal Ironside) who runs the guerrilla para-military organisation. He considers Connor a delusional false prophet at best and a dangerous liability to their operations at worst. Nonetheless, there are pockets of people within the Resistance who have come to believe in John's experiences and judgement based on their own first hand experiences serving with him.

We are also introduced in this film to a young version of Kyle Reese who will eventually be sent back in time to protect Sarah and become John Connor's father. Originally played by Michael Biehn in The Terminator in this film he is ten years younger and played by Anton Yelchin (Who was also Pavel Chekov in the new Star Trek film).
He actually does a really good job of playing Reese and I must admit I found it cool how he seemed to nail the character.
As I've already mentioned above a new Cyborg character known as Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) is introduced in this film. Formally a death row inmate in 2003 Marcus signs his body over to Dr. Serena Kogan (Helena Bonham Carter) for medical research.
And to be honest five minutes into the film this is where things start going a bit wonky donkey (That's the polite way of saying it).
There are so many plot holes in this film it's hard to keep up with them all. I suppose it could be said that through the whole series you can question certain things happening but it appear that after all his ramblings about promising to "Please the fans" McG just proved everyone right by showing them he has no understanding about the Terminator story.

Ok, I suppose you can blame the writers just as much but overall the director has a responsibility to the film which McG has clearly not taken seriously.
Even Christian Bale is poor in this film and if you remember above I said my faith was in him that this was going to be good as we all know that he does not sign up for any old rubbish. Lets not forget this is the film where audio was released of him going mental at a guy on set for distracting him during shooting of an emotional scene. I'd like to know what that scene was to be honest?
I look forward to seeing Sam Worthington in the future as he is going to appear in Jim Cameron's new film 'Avatar' and is also playing the lead in the re-make of 'Clash Of The Titans' due out next year. He was the best thing about this film despite slipping into his native Australian accent a few times during the film.

Not everything was bad though and one thing that I have been excited about seeing were all the new robots created by the late Stan Winston and his team.
For people that don't know Stan was a visual effects supervisor who was best known for his work in the Terminator series, the Jurassic Park series, Aliens the Predator series and more recently Iron Man.
He was also a film hero of mine but unfortunately he passed away last year while working on this film after suffering for seven years from multiple myeloma. It was lovely to see this film dedicated to him at the start of the end credits.
The new style robot's in this film were great and have never looked better and even the CGI cameo of Arnie had me smiling from ear to ear.
Impressive. I was most pleased even though you knew it was not really Arnie.
The CGI one is at the bottom by the way.

Below though are some plot holes that have been raised by people. While some may seem a bit picky I would still agree with them.

Why wouldn't the machines kill Kyle Reese immediately, thus ensuring John Connor never existed instead of using Kyle Reese as bait to lure John Connor in order to kill him? There would be no John Connor to kill if Kyle Reese was killed.

Why would the machines only send 2 terminators to kill Connor , Reese and Wright in Skynet's base? It's their central base for crying out loud. The place should be swarming with all kinds of killing machines. But that means Connor would NEVER make it out..and thus no more happy ending or any sequels.

The chances that Marcus's heart would actually be a MATCH for Connor are very slim...

Why would the machines give Marcus a "free choice" to join them or not? They have a chip in his head! They can control Marcus's every move. Logically the chip would not allow Marcus to remove itself.

Marcus was made into a infiltration terminator 20 years before the existence of Skynet, Connor , and ANY of the drama that would call for the need for one?

Why does the T-800 just fling John Connor around about 20 times instead of just breaking his neck?

Why is Skynet 'Harvesting' all these people? Why doesn't it just kill them? It's not like it actually doing anything with them once it gets them back to it's secret base!

What was the point of that little girl?

And this one particularly...

If the resistance is so buggered how come it seems to have an endless supply of helicopters and A10's- surely Skynet would just destroy anywhere where the A10's were kept? A jet plane uses up a HUGE amount of resources just to keep it in the air, think about parts and fuel, jeeze!

Don't get me wrong, there are some fantastic scenes in this film and I very much enjoyed it but at the same time I came out the cinema with a head full of questions that needed answering (pity the life of a Sci-Fi geek).
Overall when it comes to Terminator:Salvation it's a shame the director was just not up to the task of making this a lot better then it should of been.

Actually scrap that.

He was up to the task of bringing the future war to the screen but managed to forget that you need to have a good consistent story to go with it as well.
It seems people were right about McG all along.
You don't even want to know what he has planned for the sequel, I'm already getting ready to turn into a level ten rage fuelled keyboard warrior just thinking about it.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bronson (2009) - Review

Here is a review I wrote last year. Thought I'd post it here as it's what this place is all about -

"I'm proud of this film, because if I drop dead tonight, then I live on. I make no bones about it, I really was... a horrible, violent, nasty man. I'm not proud of it, but I'm not ashamed of it either... See you at the Oscars."

I went and brought the film 'Bronson' today after much arsing around in Tesco's.
I remember seeing the trailer for it earlier this year but for whatever reason I never got to the cinema. when the ad's for it's DVD release started being shown on TV I was reminded how much I had wanted to see it.

It stars English actor Tom Hardy in the title role who put on three stone of muscle and did 2,500 press-ups a day (A routine the real Bronson does daily in real life) for five weeks to match the look of the man himself. The film is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.

If you don't really know much about the notorious Charles Bronson (Who changed his name when he became a bare knuckle fighter) here is some background info for you.

Charles Bronson (born 6 December, 1952) is an Anglo-Welsh criminal who has been referred to in the British press as the "most violent prisoner in Britain".
Bronson was born Michael Gordon Peterson. His parents, Eira and Joe Peterson, would run the Conservative club in Aberystwyth, and his aunt, Eileen Parry, is quoted as saying "As a boy he was a lovely lad. He was obviously bright and always good with children. He was gentle and mild-mannered, never a bully - he would defend the weak."
Bronson was jailed for seven years in 1974, aged 22, for a bungled armed robbery on a tobacconist in Little Sutton, a suburb of Ellesmere Port, during which he stole £26.18. His sentence has been repeatedly extended for crimes committed within prison, which include wounding with intent, wounding, criminal damage, grievous bodily harm, false imprisonment, blackmail and threatening to kill.
Bronson has served all but four of his years in prison in solitary confinement due to a number of hostage situations, rooftop protests, and repeated attacks on prison staff and on other inmates. His dangerous behaviour has meant that he has spent time in over 120 different prisons, including Broadmoor high security psychiatric hospital.
In 2000, Bronson received a discretionary life sentence with a three year tariff for a hostage-taking incident. His appeal against this sentence was denied in 2004.
Bronson has spent a total of just four months and nine days out of custody since 1974. He was released on 30 October 1988 and spent 68 days as a free man before being arrested for robbery, and then released again on 9 November 1992, spending 53 days as a free man before being arrested again, this time for conspiracy to rob. In 1999 a special prison unit was set up for Bronson and two other violent prisoners from Woodhill (HM Prison), to reduce the risk they posed to staff and other prisoners.
He has not been allowed to mix with other prisoners since 1999.

Why on earth would anyone want to make a film about a guy who is clearly not all there? When you look at his family life there is no real reason why he turned out the way he did? But to me it makes him even more interesting.

I freely admit that I didn't know much about the man before I found out about this movie. I remember when I was younger hearing about him on the news and in the papers but it was only recently I took an interest in him and what he was all about. Personally I find it bizarre how someone like Bronson has managed to create his own little bubble where he really is the star of his own personal reality. It's quiet clear to me the man is unable to live in society and somehow would rather thrive inside prison as a 'somebody' then to live on the outside as a 'Nobody' which to be honest with you is what he would be.

To put it blank the man is a legend in his own mind and the film itself delves into why he did what he did and the prison life that follows

After doing a bit of research myself I have been informed a lot of what you see in the film actually happened. Obviously a some of it is fiction as well but a close personal friend of Bronson's has confirmed that most of it really did happen the way it is shown.
Again when you are having to listen to a man like Bronson recounting his memoirs can you really believe all of it? Jury is out on that one.

As I have said already I did enjoy Tom Hardy's portrayal of Bronson (Jason Statham was originally asked to take on the role but scheduling conflicts stopped him from appearing in this film).
He seriously bulked up to play the role and if you have seen him in other stuff you will know he is actually a rather skinny fellow. I'm sure he has been compared to Eric Bana who did the same in the Australian movie 'Chopper' (which is also worth a watch if you have not seen that).
Tom nails the voice and the mannerisms of Bronson so perfectly it really does put you on edge when watching the film as you are not sure if he is about to kick off or not.

He's also not afraid to let is 'All hang out' as well and although I'm not a fan of naked men it suits the story well how Bronson covers himself in paint and smacks seven shade of shit out of whoever is in his way. He used to do this a lot so it's only right it is in the film and fair play to Tom hardy for not being like some actors and avoiding to do such scenes.

At no point though do I think the violence in unnecessary like some people have said elsewhere on-line. This is a film about the most violent prisoner in Britain so it obviously plays a big part in it.
While this film does briefly touch on his emotional state the interesting part for me was why he felt the need to suddenly go off the rails and starting hold guards and prisoners hostage.
You kind of get the feeling it's his way of becoming a 'celeb' and is just out to make a name for himself.
Although it probably implies more about me I found one scene near the end of the film rather funny when he is holding the prison art teacher hostage in the Library for no other reason then wanting to have music piped in to listen too.
The real reason behind this though is because the prison art teacher manages to get inside Bronson's head whom he believes has an artistic gift. Bronson lets down his guard momentarily, offering a painting to the prison governor and is rebuffed. So he takes Phil hostage, paints himself in grease and charcoal and goes back to battling the guards.
At the end of this scene Bronson asks the guards to come in and take his hostage away (who he has not harmed but tied up and made a living piece of art) as "He looks like he has had enough".

If you read up on the real Bronson in the past some of his requests when taking hostages have been outright A-grade mental. These are not from the film but genuine things he has demanded in the past -

"I want an inflatable doll, a helicopter and a cup of tea"

And my personal favourite

"I want a plane to take me to Cuba, two Uzi sub-machine guns, 5,000 rounds of ammunition, an axe and a cheese and pickle sandwich"

I've read that a worldwide petition is in circulation to free Bronson based on the fact that he has spent so long behind bars without ever having killed, raped or molested anyone. Whether anyone will want to see him freed after "Bronson" is another story. Personally I'd keep him in there for as long as possible. He scares the crap out of me.
Also for a film about a terrifying hulk of a man who enjoys doing serious and lasting damage to other men, the Bronson soundtrack is an unexpected mix of pop and classic tunes. To be be fair any film that has It's A Sin by The Pet Shop Boys is a winner with me straight away.

Overall I thought this was a good film and although it's hard to tell what really is true and what isn't it's still a good piece of escapism for 95 minutes and gives you a look at what some people really can be like in the world we live in. It also manages to show you Bronson in an honest way and in no way tries to make him look in a better light.
The quote by the man himself at the top of this page should convince you of that.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

What does hate look like, Amy? It looks like a Dalek... And a nitpicker Doctor Who fan.

I've never understood people that watch a TV show they don't like but feel the need week after week to tell me how shit they think it is. I mean what is the point really? If you don't like a show you stop watching it don't you? I know I did when I got to season three of Heroes and decided it just wasn't worth my time anymore. I may of let people know how utter abysmal I thought the show got once but I wouldn't take time week after week telling folks again and again. That's just mental isn't it?

Isn't it?

It's natural fans of a show feel passionate for it and want it to be at it's best but where do you over step the mark from wanting the best to turning into a nitpicking lunatic?

The Moffat era of Doctor who has been on our screens for a month now and so far the majority of people are liking what they see. Unfortunately though a small few have once again missed the point completely.

After five years of complaining that Russell T Davies was the worst thing that could happen to the show people are now out for Steven Moffats blood. Complaining that he's the worst thing that could happen to the relaunch of the show since the original revival of the show when it was relaunched (It's alright, that does make sense... I think).

I've found some complaints since 'The Eleventh Hour' was first broadcast to be so embarrassing I'm a bit ashamed to call myself a fellow fan.

Some are moaning that they came into series 5 expecting big new things. But since the first episode the gripes are starting to grow at you guessed it... THE BIG NEW THINGS!


on and on it goes and it's getting a bit sad.

Here is a priceless quote I've stumbled across on the world wide web concerning the new show and sums up the mentality of some of the nitpickers -

"If Hollyoaks met Star Trek, the outcome would be the new Doctor Who with Matt Smith. I won't be watching it anymore"

Bye then.

Take the new theme for instance. I wasn't sure at first but it has grown on me now I have listened to it a few times. The Moff said he was trying to bring some of the old stuff back into the programme and it's pretty clear the theme is a nod to this. People forget he's been heavily influenced by watching the show as a kid and I think the titles and the theme all have influences from past doctors going back now fourty odd years. If anything I think Moffat is an even bigger fan of the show than RTD ever was.
Fair enough if you don't like but to go on and on and on and on is tedious.

The theme has been the target of a BBC Points of View campaign and even after they took notice and made a few changes people still are not happy.

You just can't win really can you?

Don't get me wrong, everyone can be unhappy with their favourite show (heck I'm just as bad) but to moan for the sake of it is just pointless and sad. Move on please you are not wanted here.

Anyway, I think I've alienated myself enough so I'll leave it there for now.

Feel free to tell me I'm completely wrong and that I'm talking out of my time vortex.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

STAR TREK (2009) - Review

It's ether a very brave or very stupid man that decides to take on something as much loved by people as Star Trek. The show has over forty years of history and Trek fans are known (rightly or wrongly) for being the most fanatical people around when it comes to the show.

J.J. Abrams has grabbed the bull by the horns and by doing so has decided to bring it back not only for the fans but for a much wider mainstream audience as well.As any fan knows there is supposed to be an "odd-numbered movie curse" with the Star Trek films in which the odd-numbered films tend to be weaker and the even-numbered ones tend to be stronger.Let me just clear it up now and say this can be ignored concerning this movie because it is absolutely fantastic.

Like anyone else I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't sure what to expect but having kept up with rumours and confirmed facts about this film ever since it was announced I have been pretty open-minded and very excited.J.J. Abrams (a self confessed Trek fan) has brought so many new things to this film and thrown some unexpected twists as well (more about that in a second). Simply put, he has done a grand job.

As some people may know this film goes back to the beginnings of Kirks career in Starfleet but as already mentioned above there are some twists.

Romulan bad guy Nero (Played fantastically by Eric Bana) and his crew have travelled back in time in his mining vessel. His plan is to wipe out the planets Vulcan and Earth and have his revenge on Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and the Federation.The film opens with his ship emerging from a black hole and attacking the U.S.S Kelvin. The Kelvin's captain Robau is captured and killed while First officer George Kirk takes command and sacrifices himself and the Kelvin by ramming it into the Romulan ship in order to allow the rest of the crew to escape. During the escape, George's wife Winona gives birth to a son: James Tiberius Kirk. From then on in you are left wondering what exactly is going to happen. This one little event changes the classic Kirk of old and moulds him into a very different person.Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto (who play young Kirk and Spock) really nail their respective roles.I wasn't sure about Chris Pine when I heard at first he had been cast but as soon as I saw him on the big screen I immediately forgot any worries and realised it was Kirk on screen.
His journey through out this film is cool and where as he starts off as the smart guy who just needs a kick up the backside to for fill his destiny. By the end of it he is once again the brave and noble Captain we all know and love.
Zach Quinto as Spock is a revelation and I can't imagine the role being played by anyone else. The similarities between him and Leonard Nimoy are astounding and where as I thought we might get a bit of Syler unintentionally thrown in there (His character from Heroes) my fears were proved wrong as the man was living and breathing Spock. While on the subject of Spock (Be it young or old versions) I just want to say this... WHAT THE FUCK!?! They destroyed Vulcan!?! I mean...WHAT THE FUCK!?!I never saw that coming. Don't get me wrong I am not upset by this in the slightest and if anything the move to do such a thing is very brave. I found it sad when Spock's mother died (Did not see that coming) and I like the fact that Vulcan's are now near extinction. It puts a new twist on Spock and Sareks relationship now Amanda is no longer there to mediate.I'm so happy Old Spock was in this film so much and I did not realise he was going to be the main reason for Nero wanting revenge like he does. Basically what happens is 120 years in the future from when this film is set Old Spock tried to save Romulus from being destroyed by a nearby supernova. Discovering that by using the red matter in his ship to create a black hole he could neutralise the threat he vowls to save Romulus and the Romulan race. However he does not complete his mission in time to save Romulus resulting in the death of Nero's wife and unborn child.

Leonard Nimoy returns to the movie screens for the first time since Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and it is so lovely to see him back and playing such an important role it brings a lump to the throat.His scenes with Kirk are really touching and I loved how when they first meet He presumes he is already Captain of the Enterprise having not realised the time-line has been altered.I love it when he tells Kirk the best way to get to Young Spock when he gets back to the ship so he will have to step down and allow Kirk to take on the role of Captain of the Enterprise. I also love the scene at the end of the film between Young and Old and I can't describe or put into words how happy I am Old Spock did not die in the end (Meaning he could return although it is probably best he doesn't).

After Chris Pine and Zach Quinto Karl Urban as Leonard 'Bones' McCoy is amazing. It is spooky how much like Deforest Kelly he is.He has some fantastic scenes and the chemistry between him, Kirk and Spock is just the way it should be. "pointy eared bastard" is used a few times in this.

Simon Pegg as Scotty was really good. His Scottish accent was spot on and he had me laughing in his scenes. I loved how Old Spock tells him his own formula for Trans-warp beaming which he will come up with in years to come. John Cho as Sulu was I feel abit under used but he also did a good job and I like how they gave a nod to the fact Sulu was not originally the Helmsman of the ship. Very funny.
Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov started off a bit annoying but having read months ago he was still going to trouble with his "V's" I soon warmed to him when he was trying to log into a computer console. He also came into his own when he has to save two crew members later on in the film.Zoe Saldana as Uhura did a fine job and I liked he relationship with Kirk in this film. Concerning her though there is another 'Relationship' that needs mentioning here and that would be the rather 'active' one she has with Spock. Having spoken to someone about the old show they pointed out to me that there was always that sort of implication Uhura had a thing for him but I had never noticed it myself. regardless though it is explored here and makes you look at Spock in a new light.

The effects and the soundtrack in this film were 100% cool and there are some amazing shots of the Enterprise (Ship porn at it's best). Some of my favourite scenes include - Kirk in the bar.The first time you meet McCoy.The first time you see the Enterprise.Kobayashi Maru (Finally)Spock as a child Handling out some justice to Vulcan bully's.Discovering Scotty for the first time. Uhura in her bra (Sorry, gotta be honest).Spock and Kirk having a bit of a fight.Any scene with Old Spock."I'm giving it all she's got Captain"Old Spock watching Vulcan be destroyed. In fact it's silly to pick out scenes as it was all fantastic.Star Trek is back again and with a sequel already confirmed for 2012 what was once starting to go stale seven years ago with Star Trek: Nemesis has now been reborn and ready to take on the galaxy once again.
I am over the moon with this film and I am so glad that even non-fans of Star Trek I know have admitted to liking the look of this.I would tell anyone who is not a fan to give this a go as you really don't need to know anything about previous films or even shows and it is just a thrill ride sci-fi adventure film that will easily entertain you for a couple of hours.Ignore the purists, they are obviously not prepared to see Trek change for the best.
Live Long And Prosper.