Saturday, May 23, 2009

Movie reviews

As it is the season of blockbuster summer movies and we can get in at half price if we go to the first showing of the day, this post is a quick look at what we've seen so far.

Terminator Salvation: Very good for those who enjoy lots of dark action and pessimistic future predictions. My son pointed out that the introduction of the Marcus character was oddly abrupt but otherwise he was the focal point of the whole thing. I'd guess we'll be seeing much more of Sam Worthington now.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine: Hugh Jackman, of course, enough said there. After the movie I remembered where I'd seen him and Liev Schreiber a romantic comedy!

Star Trek: Very well done. Coming from a life-long treker, that is praise indeed. Leonard Nimoy has always been my favorite, so a special treat to see him take an active role in the movie. It was good that for many of the characters they chose by acting ability instead of just look-alikes. Only two didn't really measure up to the originals: Winona Ryder as Spock's mother didn't work and Anton Yelchin as Chekov just wasn't right. Of course, since Chekov was a new ensign in the second season of the original show, he shouldn't have been in this movie at all. Sylar as young Spock - brilliant.

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