September 25, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg



But seriously, is it hard for anyone else to see Sylar (I mean, Zachary Quinto) as anything but a creepy serial killer who can split people's heads open with his mind? Granted, Spock is plenty weird as a character, but he's not meant to be serial killer, which is what I keep imaging every time he comes on screen. Maybe that's just a personal problem.

To the dismay of all you nerds out there, I am into neither Star Trek nor Star Wars. I'm decidedly anti-Chris Pine (which makes my endorsement for his movie, This Means War, all the more impressive) and have been ever since I first saw him in Just My Luck with Lindsay Lohan. And seeing as I'm probably the only person left in the world still rooting for Lindsay to make a comeback, it's safe to say it wasn't her that ruined that movie for me. He's just not attractive enough for the number of close-ups given to him in each of his movies. Although I must say his skin improved vastly from the first movie. Maybe he, too, has 50 friends on facebook who sell Rodan + Fields facial products.

The movie just started so slowly. I had all the makings of a cliché action movie - the hero is some sort of rebel without a cause, a mentor that "believes in him" because the hero reminds the mentor of himself, and my personal favorite, shots of the hero drinking solo at a bar wearing a leather jacket to show depth of emotion or something. However, the movie did hold some pleasant plot surprises and decent action once it got started, and Simon Pegg's Scottish accent is more than a little impressive. I'm a sucker for an authentic sounding accent.

Granted, I don't remember a lot about the first movie (other than I remember I thought it was lame), and I didn't watch the "originals," but this sequel was way better than I expected. Although maybe I just didn't expect much. Or maybe it's because it's about the only thing right now that doesn't have William Shatner in it.

Final word: Throw some more attractive people in this movie and it might be a winner in my book.

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