science blue, engineering red, and command yellow
Here’s two new beautiful stills of Carol Marcus from Star Trek into Darkness.
@SirPatStew Self portrait with candy floss
Chilling in my corset
(all dressed up with nowhere to go)
So a funny thing happened. I saw an Abrams Star Trek film, and I loved it!
I still feel that the first film he did is a little too “Oh look, we’re being new and different” but this film really settles into being Star Trek. This finally felt like Star Trek to me. They just get right on with being the crew, being in this new universe and don’t make a point of changes or new things. It just is.
I won’t spoil at all here, that’s for under the cut. What I will say is on the whole, the plot is good. It has a few missteps that I’ll detail in spoilers, but overall it’s good. The cast are great. Karl Urban is still the best and still just channels Kelly. Quinto is better as Spock this time for me, much less emotion and much more logic. Pine is good as Kirk, but still lacks a little something for me. Everyone gets to do more this time as well. Except Anton Yelchin who, despite a slight change, is left out a little. Cho as Sulu is much better. Last time he was purely based on one scene from one episode (that wasn’t even in character) but this time he’s more fleshed out and has a few nods to his eventual fate in the prime universe (I foresee a ship called Excelsior out there waiting for him).
There’s a tonne of references for us geeks out there. The last film irked my Trek geekyness but this one kept it happy. One bit with model ships even made me tear up. Model. Ships. I am such a loser. But it finally confirmed something I’ve wanted to know for a while.
My problems come in the last 10/15 minutes. The film decides to go in a direction that they obviously thought would be a good call-back, but for me it’s very misjudged and badly written. It steals lines from old Trek, which is to be expected, but the new lines are HORRIBLE. Just the worst sort of dialogue for that sort of scene. It’s an unfortunate mar on what had been a brilliant film up to then. And it’s linked to a very poor plot device that comes from a character being someone that, apart from said poor plot device, they didn’t need to be. A character is crow-bared in pretty much for a bad plot device. Not that the character is played badly, just it seems they just put them in for the sake of it.
So I really liked it, but it took a bit of a shit jump at the end. But it didn’t ruin my enjoyment as a whole. 4/5 stars!
And so onto spoilers:
Fandom Meme: Seven Brotps [ 1/7 ]
Solo entered the Imperial Academy, serving with distinction. He was kicked out, however, when he stopped an Imperial officer from beating a Wookiee named Chewbacca with a whip for resisting capture. In gratitude, the Wookiee swore a debt to Solo, protecting him with his life.
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