This WAS my favorite movie of the summer, until I saw the new Superman movie, but it’s still really good.
Possibly my favorite part? Another Beastie Boys song playing in Kirk’s room in the earlier part of the film. I love the scene in the first film where Kirk as a kid takes off with his step-dad’s convertible, and the music is blasting “Sabotage” as he hightails it out of town and drives the car off a cliff. The new scene isn’t quite so dramatic, but it gave me a little smile.
I actually saw Zachary Quinto on Real Time with Bill Maher just before the movie came out, and I have to say, I am thoroughly impressed with this man. He’s really intelligent, and one of the most eloquent actors I’ve ever seen in an interview.
So many actors are highly educated, Harvard, Yale, etc, but they get caught up in the game and dumb themselves down. Being on a political table with a bunch of other smart people, he didn’t have to, and probably wouldn’t have done anyway, but I really loved that appearance. Quinto is the ideal Spock, dare I say better than Nimoy. (Please don’t send me hate mail, trekkies!)
The movie did have a bit of a “buddy” feel between Kirk and Spock after having become friends at the end of the first movie, and the dialogue exploited this in some scenes (to its detriment), but it was brief and forgivable.
The story starts out as a revenge plot, getting back at a man who not only blew up a data library belonging to Starfleet, but killed Kirk’s father figure, Admiral Pike. But, as they learn more about the rogue officer, “John Harrison”, they realize that their commander, Admiral Marcus, may have a darker agenda than they originally realized.
The action was brilliant. Much more daring than the first, and we get to see more of the Enterprise, including the brig. Spock and Uhura’s relationship is clearly a little strained, but as is true with any Vulcan: there’s a method to his madness. Once he explains his reasoning and the logic he follows regarding the emotions he does feel, both Uhura and Kirk are much more comfortable with the decisions he’s made (including accepting death about five minutes into the beginning of the film–Kirk saves him, don’t worry).
It also looks like we’ve got a possible love interest for Kirk in the next installment: Carol Marcus (yes, that makes her the Admiral’s daughter) appears in this film. You will almost certainly recognize this adorable blond from season 7 of Entourage as Vince’s bride-to-be, or perhaps Emma Thompson’s younger incarnation in MIB: 3. Either way, she’s cute, smart, she has values, and Starfleet could use another central female character at this point.
[SPOILER ALERT: Skip to the end for the rating if you don’t want to know some of the crucial plot points!]
Harrison, who turns out to be the infamous (in Star Trek history) Khan Noonien Singh, is very much a help to the officers aboard the Enterprise for a while, but once he has the pods with the remaining members of his race back, he has no interest in helping any of them anymore. Fortunately for Kirk, Spock finds his human side and goes after Khan to make him comply, at least a little, to help Kirk.
As to the science fiction in the film relating to Khan and his healing/regenerative abilities, I thought it was great. I’m no Trekkie, so I don’t know what Khan’s role in the original series was or whether this plotline was also in the earlier incarnations of the franchise, but I thought it was pretty cool.
It was a little crazy that they were able to revive Kirk with it, but once we realized what the possibilities were, it was easy to see how that would bring the plot back on track. A little deus ex machina – who am I kidding, a LOT deus ex machina! – but at least I could buy it based on some of the earlier scenes in the movie relating to this ability.
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I’m docking them over a few bad dialogue scenes. It may be petty, but they could have done better. If you can handle a little cornball stuff, you can pretend this has 5 stars instead of 4 as far as I’m concerned. It was a great movie, great sequel, and ridiculously brilliant villain. Sort of like the X-Men where Magneto starts out on the good guys’ side, helping them, but once he has what he wants, he turns on everyone. In any case, lots of fun, lots of action, and all your favorite characters.
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