Sunday, 19 May 2013

Star Trek Into Flareness!

How dark can it get when every shot is set up to flare light everywhere? I didn't notice it before, but now that JJ's tendency has been pointed out... dear me, that's a lot of flare! Anyway, yes, just in time to keep up with the American release, I did finally see that particular sequel... although which one I saw could be debated...

I have to be careful here for spoilers... so look at the hidden section below. I will say that a lot of this was very predictable. Various set ups were easily spotted and we can easily see future movies being versus the Klingons... speaking of which, when they were revealed... I laughed. There's only so much you can do with bumpy foreheads, but that was comical. And largely pointless, but as I say, that's more a set up.

Does Chris Pine have any expression other than smirk? Not that Zachary Quinto is much better. It is possible to be a Vulcan and still act, but that's not it. Karl Urban can do McCoy till the cows come home, he's great! And Benedict Cumberbatch was channelling the Alan Rickman school of evil English actors. Simon Pegg's accent was decent. And, hey, surprise Noel Clarke!

Was it good? It was loud. Often drowning out the dialogue. And the flares wiped out scenes, even emotional ones. I think there is a decent movie there, but it could be presented better.

Spoiler time: Yep, guessed it was Khan early, then waited for the movie to reveal. Guessed how Kirk was going to be saved as soon as he went into the engine. Knew that line was going to come up. And, of course, knew that the ship would be saved, because the cast has script immunity. But the worst thing was... old Spock? Really? Did they need to bring him back? Sigh. And the yell... did they really need to redo the second movie for this second movie?


2 comments: said...

Oh yeah, I thought that was Noel. Total Whofan bonus there!

Jamas Enright said...

Although I recognised him as someone I recognised, I didn't know who it was until I saw the credits.