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I went to see it yesterday. So glad I did.

So let me start off by saying I am not a fan of the original Star Trek series. I'm much more a Next Generation fan. The movie did make me want to try TOS series again though. (I don't know it's the oldness, the Shatner, or something I picked up from my mom that keeps me from enjoying TOS...)

I also was expecting disappointment from this movie. I really was...

With that being said... I love it. I walked out of the theater with a giant grin on my face. I cannot remember the last time that happened. The visuals were great, the action was great... I even laughed!

Let me just start off with the cast... I had no expectations for most of them and I loved every single one of them.

I gotta give Karl Urban as McCoy the top prize though. He knocked it completely out of the park. I had a giant smile on my face from the moment he entered. Why is he not more popular? He was wonderful.

Simon Pegg was also great as Scotty. He was just a ball of adorable energy.

John Cho was great as Sulu. And Chekov was just completely and utterly adorable. I was even pleased with Zoe Saldana as Uhura (even though I have my issues with her role in the movie. Did she actually do anything other than bitch at Kirk or make out with Spock?)

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Quinto's Spock (even if he did get a little Sylarish a couple of times.) I thought he nailed the mannerisms and such for Spock.

But the biggest shock for me was how quickly and completely I was won over by Chris Pine as Kirk. I'm not supposed to like Kirk! I'm a Picard girl! But pretty much from the moment he appeared in the film I liked his Kirk. The scene with Kirk and Pike in the bar where he was all bloody and stuff made me sit up and I was completely won over by the time he took the Kobayashi Maru test. I'm just totally smitten with him now.

Story-wise there were a few weak points, but overall I liked it. I liked the "hurr hurr hurr continuity" moment. I liked the Kirk/Spock parallels. I loved all the references (poor Porthos) and that they got all the catchphrases in. (Karl Urban's "Dammit Jim" was awesome.)

I saw a few reviews where people mention that Spock Prime should have died, but I thought the ending worked fine.

The visuals were also great. I loved the beaming effect.

The only real thing that disappointed me is that fact that in the sequels Chris Pine will wear the gold Starfleet uniform shirt. He looked so good in black. =(

Basically I was just really, really, really pleased. If I do to go on our class trip to the movies next Monday I plan on seeing it again.

Loved this movie.

Date: 2009-05-11 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kohikki.livejournal.com
Nice review!
I agree too, especially with Urban being my favourite part of the movie. :D
I loved his character a lot and his relationship with Kirk. (Is it bad that I kind of want to ship them? Y/N?) Super fun movie, I really digged it too.

Date: 2009-05-11 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electra-torch.livejournal.com
He really was. As soon as I heard him ("I don't need a doctor, I am a doctor!") I was just very :D. He makes a completely wonderful grumpypants.

It's not bad to want to ship them. I kinda wanna ship them too. >_> (Kirk/Spock is also fun.)

Date: 2009-05-12 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sjen.livejournal.com
Admit it. You say you're a Picard girl, but everyone seekritly loves Kirk just a little. >:D

McCoy is my fave, he always needs more love. <3 Urban was brilliant in the role. And I loved him grumping at Pine's Kirk and stabbing him with his hypo over and over again. <3

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