my best friend and sister by choice, Jennifer, Vic and I ran away from the kids and went to see Star Trek. Hehehe, the running joke (started by me) is referring to Jennifer as *Vic's girlfriend. So, I told Vic he could tell the people at work he went to the movies with his wife and his girlfriend. A quick shout out and thank you to my dad for driving up and watching the kids so we could go out. My family ROCKS!
The movie was awesome and firmly turned on its head the odd vs. even truism of Star Trek movies. Even if you aren't a Trek fan, go see it! The story and action are great and the special effects are phenomenal. What is so great about this movie is that is takes all we love about Trek and gives it a twist. This is a "mirror universe reboot" of the Star Trek franchise which means we don't know whats coming next. Sadly, some Trek purists are too narrow minded to enjoy the film for the wonderful entertainment it is saying, **"Even though I haven't seen it," another writes, "I KNOW it is bad because it is not a replicate [sic] of the cheap sets of the 60s. I KNOW it is bad because it doesn't follow my strict understanding of canon." However, despite pissing off the purists, this movie breathes life into a cultural icon and has attracted legions of new fans.
The very best news is that there is already a sequel in the works...same cast, same producers, and Abrams might even direct again!
And, if this review doesn't fully convince you of my geekdom, here are some cool links for you.
TrekMovie.com review of Trek 2009
NY Times review of Trek 2009
Boston Globe review of Trek 2009
article in the Boston Globe about the movie
10 Steps to becoming a Trekkie
interview with JJ Abrams about Trek 2009
*please don't try to read anything into this. I trust them both implicitly.
**said by a poster to trekmovie.com