I see your point, actually, and I think when compared against something like Deep Space Nine or the heavier episodes in Next Gen, it could be pretty disappointing. But I think both the movies and at least chunks of the original series fall into camp.
…At the same time, The Undiscovered Country and First Contact are serious movies with solid subject matter, still tempered with playfulness. JJ Abrams’ interpretation is never going to be the same as Roddenberry’s, and I think accepting that going into it is how people familiar with Trek end up enjoying the movies the most.
See, this is interesting to me, because I feel that a lack of knowledge of Khan would’ve made a couple moments less cheesy than they were–Spock gets to shout “KHAAAAAN!” the way Kirk does the first time around, and the whole “touching hands through glass so Spock doesn’t get all kinds of radiation” thing happens the other way around in 2. Both these seemed more like imitations than paying homage and didn’t really ring true. (I loved the movie, but I didn’t love this.)
Were these emotional moments for those who haven’t seen Star Trek 2?
Hi guys! I loved this movie, because I went to see it to have fun, and that’s exactly what I had. I adore Benedict Cumberbatch (she said, echoing the sentiments of every female Videogum commenter before her), I think the Enterprise crew is really well cast, and I like explosions and laser noises and “Dammit, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a ____!” so this movie was pretty much everything I was looking for! I don’t care that it falls apart when you think about it. This isn’t a PT Anderson movie or something, it’s STAR TREK. If your critique is that it’s all entertainment and no substance, then I don’t think you really understand what this franchise is.
(And hey, I’ve seen 5 of 6 classic movies and a handful of eps from each series and a LOT of Next Gen so I’m not just making this up, OK?)
Guys, I saw Amy Poehler and Chris Gethard at ASSSSSCAT (along with a bunch of others I want to brag about but won’t, this is quite enough) this one time and it was the greatest. That’s all.
He made it into the finale!
You have no idea how badly I need a 40-minute Stefon segment.
Guys. What is even the threshold for spoilers in these crazy days? Livetweeting has made TV spoilers an inevitability.
I really liked Nina Dobrev’s take on it, and Emilia Clarke looks very classically gorgeous. (I also like adverbs.)
That’s the best bad movie of all! Seriously. It’s a masterpiece.
I seriously can’t think of anything to say that isn’t about how weirdly shaped her purse is. Hey, Amanda, get a normal bag!
Yeah! He loves earth and all the things that are on it that weren’t manufactured! Also Nina Dobrev. Who was mostly not manufactured, from what I can gauge.
No no no no no no, he was on Lost and now he’s on the horribly named, shockingly good (erm, for the most part, this season’s been a bit eh here and there) Vampire Diaries. I saw him at a convention (hurrdurr) and he was very charming.
This is nearly verbatim what I was going to tape.
Speaking of handsome men, I went to a taping of The Soup yesterday and met Joel McHale! I have a picture and everything! http://twitpic.com/cl9v5p
I like things that have my first name in them (sustainablechristy, admiralchristy, radiofreechristy, lastyearschristy, etc). And this one rolls off the tongue well and it’s a cute lil’ Citizen Kane reference.
I had shwarma today for the first time and it changed everything. So, pretty good.
Anyone else weep over this? I wanted to be a film critic when I was younger–still think about it sometimes–and this man made me think about movies in a way no one else has before and no one has since. What a remarkable man.
I WANT TO UPVOTE THIS SO BADLY.
Are we going to do some movie clubbin’ or at least some casual discussin’ of Room 237 soon? Please please please.
Used to have a handheld Tiger electronic game that had Bo Jackson Baseball and Bo Jackson Football on the top and bottom and you’d flip it around depending on what game you wanted to play and it was maybe the greatest handheld console ever created.
BUT AS FOR WHICH SHOULD BE A MOVIE, I’m voting for Attack of the Mutant. It’s the strongest book in the series, probably, and it would be a comic book movie. Profit!
I’ve read most of them once and about half of them twice because I used to write a blahg entry on each book after spending about 30 minutes reading one. Guys… They’re not very good, but damn, is that format reliable.
Guys. Nuva Bling.
YAYAYAYAYAYAYYA Will I see you all there?
Also, no pantless mentions of Beasts of the Southern Wild.