Monday, December 10, 2012

Star Trek Into Darkness

By now you’ve seen the trailer. If you haven’t, here's the American version:



And here's the slightly longer Japanese version:



And here is a link to a shot by shot breakdown of the trailer from Io9.

I really enjoyed the Star Trek reboot. While I don’t think it was really necessary, because the original series (at least the non-Spock's Brain type episodes) still holds up well. Yes, the special effects are very dated, even hokey, but the stories are classic, and the characters iconic. The proof of that is the fact that Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Karl Urban took on Kirk, Spock, and Bones in their own ways, but still so recognizable as the characters initially portrayed by Shatner, Nimoy, and Kelley.

My thoughts on the new movie trailer? Honestly? It's from JJ Abrams. He's a master of false information and misdirection. My guess is that a lot of what we see here is purposely cut together in a way that is unlike what the actual movie is about.

Don't get me wrong, this is not going to be an example of an Inner Light type story! This will absolutely be a summer blockbuster style, just like the first one, and I'm perfectly happy for it to be that way.

So for now, I'm just going to look forward to seeing the trailer on the big screen when I go see the Hobbit on Friday night.

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