I love Star Trek. I’ve seen just about every episode of every series and all of the movies. So with some delight, I finally got out to see the latest installment of the J. J. Abrams reboot. Trek fans like me had to make a leap of faith with the first installment in this franchise and when standing on it’s own, the 2009 “Star Trek” ended up being a solid movie.j
The casting was fantastic. The plot so-so. The whole series of movies has suffered from a villian of epic proportions problem and this sequel was no different. You should consider thee rest of this post filled with spoilers….
Rumors swirled before hand this was a remake of the Kahn story. I had hoped that it would just be eugenics, but a different storyline. But alas. It is Kahn. Okay, I’m cool with that. The story is different enough to stand on it’s own. But then we got to the end and all of the dialog starts mirroring “the Wrath of Kahn” but with the Kirk and Spock characters roles reversed. I sat there saying “Really???”
A surge of disappointment started to overwhelm an otherwise good movie. But I remembered this is an alternate timeline and if I let it stand on it’s own, I would probably like it more. I think I need to see it again trying to erase my old bias and try to appreciate it more.
If you haven’t seen it yet, go into it with an open mind.
One last comment… Carole Marcus for the win!