Star Trek the second…

 Okay, so I took the kids to watch Star Trek in IMAX this afternoon. For someone who’s not a Trekkie, I’m enjoying this movie just a little too much… But both kids were good (Miss 3 got a bit restless after one of the scarier bits, and whispered all through it *sigh*) and again I wonder why the "M" rating? Maybe I’m just a product of my generation, but I don’t see level of violence (and barely any sexy stuff or swearing) as warranting the rating these days. 

Second viewing (interrupted twice by Miss 3 toilet breaks!) was just as much fun, and even a little better cos I picked up stuff I missed first round, like Ensign Redshirt! Not sure the CGI worked as well in IMAX – the SFX were just a *bit* more obvious… And the camera shake technique (yes, I’m SURE that’s not the correct terminology!) used in all the fight scenes was more obvious second time around (particularly on the bigger screen) – clearly easier (cheaper?) to use that than have believable hand to hand combat? But still good! If you aren’t planning to see this, but you do like good fun, romping action movies, you really should reconsider. Sure, there’s a little bit of cheese (Those fat hands? The short skirts? Bones? ๐Ÿ™‚ ), but it’s all good fun, and only in small doses, just enough to remember the original series…

Still a coupla big thumbs up!


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5 responses to “Star Trek the second…

  1. Anonymous

    The M rating seems appropriate – the space battles were pretty full on, Pike got tortured a bit, guys being incinerated.

    • Anonymous

      Hmmm, yeah, but it’s not *really* graphic… Or am I just a hardened film watcher? ๐Ÿ™‚ And according to IMDB, it’s rated PG-13 in the US – is that on a par with our “M”?
      No nightmares for Miss 3 and Master 6 at least, so that’s a good thing ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Anonymous

    I loved this film!!! I shall have to get the DVD. I am a total Trekkie and I think this is possibly now tying with Wrath of Kahn as best ST film ever.

  3. Anonymous

    that’s ok, I wouldn’t recommend any of the others unless you are a true devotee, they were mostly pretty bad. Wrath of Kahn was excellent, but again, only has a fan. This is the first one I think has a real appeal as a movie rather than purely as a Star Trek film.

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