Saturday, May 25, 2013
Star Trek: Into Darkness
"Star Trek: Into Darkness" : I LUUUUUUUUUUUUUV IT! =D I mean, I really really really love it. We went to watch it on Monday evening, and it's still running in the background of my mind. Fantastic plot, awesome visuals, perfect cast…. This is definitely one of the very best Star Trek movies I've ever seen, and I already have the feeling that unfortunately it is, and it is going to be, underrated.
[Warning, from here on there could be spoilers.]
"Wrath of Khan", and "The Search for Spock", were actually the first 2 Star Trek movies I watched as a child [very little =)], and basically the first time I watched anything Star Trek. Somehow the two movies left quite an impression on me… perhaps the reason why I've always been such a huge fan of the franchise. The scene of Spock's death in "Wrath of Khan" was something that really affected me… the idea, the feelings, the message… So you can imagine, for me it was quite amazing to watch the same scene in the new movie, except with the positions reversed. In fact all the "mirrors" in "Into Darkness" were very exciting for me.
I also think that the choice of Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan, was basically as good as it could possibly get. =D He was completely perfect for the role. The character of Khan was always interesting, but I feel that Benedict Cumberbatch's performance somehow managed to make something new out of the character. A much deeper, much more twisted, and terribly impressive new Khan. I'm also a huge fan of the "old Spock" cameos, and Simon Pegg as Scotty is also a completely brilliant choice.
I really cannot understand all the criticism that the movie is receiving. I just hope that J.J. Abrams keeps doing what he's doing, and I look forward, impatiently, to the next one. =D