Star Trekkin’ Across the Universe

Saw Star Trek. Was good.

Now, I’ve never been much of a Trekkie. I put it in the same category as Buffy, World of Warcraft, and cocaine – I avoid it because I suspect that if I ever got started, I’d black out and wake up six months later unemployed, single and sleeping in line at a convention or something. But I heard good things about this movie – specifically that it appeals to non-Trekkies. I guess that makes it some kind of gateway drug.

One comment, without going into too many spoilery details… It usually annoys me when a prequel or reboot or whatever does the Parade of Characters and How They Met. (It’s practically my job to make fun of this in the Star Wars prequels.) F’rexample, the recent Wolverine movie handled this really badly. Star Trek did this as cheesily as any other franchise – more so – and somehow managed to pull it off. In fact it worked really well. Maybe the franchise has a higher tolerance for cheesiness than, uh… X-Men. Hmmm. That doesn’t sound right.

Also, Simon Pegg is awesome.

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