Number of Times Seen – 1 (Theater 23 Jun 2013)
Brief Synopsis – The further adventures of the crew of the (rebooted) Enterprise
My Take on it – I have reviewed up until now 125 movies. I have seen ALL of them on my computer or TV screen, this was my first on the big screen.
I think I made the right choice here. This movie was great on the big screen with the sights and sounds that only can be reproduced in the theater.
The first movie was somewhat slowed by the character’s backgrounds, but this movie just hits the ground running. We already know the crew of the Enterprise and their relationships, so time isn’t wasted on telling us about them all. I believe that this is the reason many TV shows have more developed characters because after the first episode or two, we get to know the characters pretty well and then we can focus just on the story-lines and not spend much more time on deep character development. Stand alone movies have little time to do so and must cramp character development and a great story together in 2-3 hours. Movie franchises have this advantage in sequels, but not necessarily in the first one because of this. I think that Man of Steel (2013) would have been better had they chosen to spend more time on character development since there both aspects get lost in the death and destruction of Metropolis.
But I digress….
Prior to seeing this movie, we already know the dynamics of the Kirk-Spock relationship, the Spock-Uhura relationship, the Scotty-Kirk relationship and most importantly the Kirk-Pike relationship.
Due to this fact, this movie is able to work by using that knowledge to create a better story around those relationships.
Benedict Cumberbatch does a great job as the “baddie” and very seemlesly was able to make us forget that he is also the super sleuth Sherlock Holmes.
See this one in the theater if you can and I cant wait to see what’s in store for the next voyage of the crew of the Enterprise!
Bottom Line – Definitely worth seeing on the big screen, worthy addition to the rebooted Star Trek (2009) franchise. Highly Recommended
Rating – Oscar Worthy