I know I was a week behind most of the known universe, but I did manage to make it to Star Trek this Saturday.
Not only did I get out to the movies, but we saw the first showing for half price, got free popcorn, avoided anything that looked like a line and had awesome seats.
There are benefits to not seeing a movie opening weekend ;-)
That said — wow.
In all honesty, I was a bit nervous about this one. I grew up watching Star Trek. I spent the years of my early childhood sprawled out on the (shag) carpet, chin cupped in my hands and little feet waving, and eyes wide.
So, when I heard they were making another movie, and then I heard J.J. Abrams was helming it, I felt that little tyke inside me get a bit nervous that she was going to have a bit of her childhood misused again.
I am happy to report that she spent much of the movie stuffing her face with popcorn and Twizzlers and pointing out cool stuff that she remembered from the original series.
All in all, I was very happy with the movie. It looked amazing. I loved the updated gadgets. The acting was really strong (which is always a plus for a Star Trek movie, let’s be honest) and it did a great job of feeding the existing Trek fans while nurturing new ones.
Of course, I have a plan to take my mom next weekend (maybe a double feature with Terminator: Salvation) and I don’t doubt I’ll have a delightful time nitpicking a bit at that time.
For now, I’m just going to enjoy my geek glee and leave it at that. ;-)