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Originally posted by TheComte
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I saw the movie last night and I have to say I was impressed. Better than I thought it would be. The acting is very much reminiscent of the original actors. I actually believed I was watching a young crew, especially McCoy. He was very good.
But, I thought Chekhov was given too much do, even though he was only 17. As if Chekhov, and not the captain, is going to make a ship-wide announcement about their mission. And, I thought they might work in Uhura's singing somehow, but they didn't. And I question the Uhura-Spock romance, but it was edgy and different.
The action sequences are top notch.
Couple of things I didn't like though. Mainly the whole changing of the timeline thing. Having the whole TOS and subsequent series to draw from as canon, they go and destroy Vulcan and Romulus. Also, killing off Spock's mother when she appeared numerous times in TOS. Sorry, but "changing the timeline" explanation is a cop out in my view. They should have made them go back in time again to "set things right" so to speak, so the rest of the canon falls in line.
In any case, the whole going back in time thing is, in my opinion, a vastly overused plot device.
On the whole I thought it was a very entertaining movie.
[edit on 9-5-2009 by TheComte]
Originally posted by Xeven
The worst thing about the plot is that if Evil dude (Nero how original!) could make black holes with the red matter...why didn't he just use it on that star while he was in the past. This would have saved Romulus and Spock would have never "failed" to save Romulus. So the time line would have changed a third time but been more aligned with the original.