A friend took Owl so we could go to a movie this weekend, so I dragged PH to Star Trek: Into Darkness.
Not because I thought it would be good but because I figured it would at least interest him.
It definitely INTERESTED him.
It also may have shrivelled his soul.
I’m not an original Star Trek fan. As much as I love George Takei, my knowledge of Star Trek starts with Captain Picard.
But PH is a genuine Trekkie, he even owns a detailed manual to the Enterprise, which he consults occasionally, so I was surprised that he was so accepting of the 2009 reboot. He was okay with the ending – he felt it left room for the director to make new story lines instead of simply rehashing old stuff.
So I figured this movie would be about the same.
Yeah, about that…
PH’s brain nearly exploded about two minutes into the movie, and it just went downhill from there. Even I, as a non-Trekkie, was offended.
If you are a Star Trek fan, you probably shouldn’t see this movie.
The funny thing is, when we mention it to people, including people who claim to be fans of the original series, they have all said “What? It was good…” Then PH starts pointing things out, and they go “Oh, well, yeah… yeah… you’re right… that didn’t make sense…”
So allow me to rephrase.
If you kind of liked Star Trek and you like movies that are shiny (like me), you should see this movie.
It is VERY shiny.
If you are a Star Trek fan and consider yourself a PURIST, which I think all true Trekkies DO, you should NOT see this movie.
Nor should you see it if you have an interest in, oh, SCIENCE.
I’ll start with non-spoilers, so don’t be afraid. I’ll warn you before I give away anything remotely important.