Wednesday, May 27

Movie Reviews...The New Captain Kirk is HOT!!!!

So, the DH and I love to go to the movies. We've seen several of the early Summer Blockbusters. We have seen Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, and Angels and Demons in the past week! Kind of a masculine movie selection, I know. So here is a brief female perspective on these flix. (PS...If only DH knew that my true motivation for seeing all of these movies was to sucker him into going to see The Twilight Saga: New Moon with me this Fall...LOL...he doesn't have a CLUE!)

1. First up, the new Star Trek.

Most important point of this movie, the NEW Captain Kirk is way HOTTER than the original! But seriously, all of the CGI techie stuff makes this an amazing movie. I mean space actually looks real, (not that I've been there!) This movie is quite funny.....Scotty is simply hysterical, if not a little bit stereotypical. The original Spock makes an appearance via a worm hole time warp....kind of cliche, I know. This movie does Science Fiction the way I like it best: amazing special effects, a tight story line, minimal character development, and lots of humor. I would highly recommend this for a date night movie.

2. Next up, Terminator Salvation:

Meh...I wasn't really impressed. This movie dragged horribly at certain points, easily 30 minutes could have been edited out. Christian Bale's rendering of John Connor is eerily reminiscent of Batman. He spends a good portion of the movie using his gravely Batman voice....I mean if I closed my eyes, it totally could have been Batman. I was waiting for Heath Ledger's Joker to make an appearance, that would have made this a BETTER movie! Overall, it wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great! There were too many back stories that were never developed. (According to DH this movie is the first in a new Terminator Trilogy so those other back stories will likely be explained. That is all well and good, but I believe that each movie should be able to stand on it's the Bourne movies!).
3. Lastly, Angels and Demons:

I really enjoyed this movie! I thought that it followed the book fairly closely. Unlike the DaVinci Code, which I felt focused very heavily on the religious aspects, Angels and Demons is more about the mystery, and the religious aspect only serves to compliment this. They did an amazing job recreating the inside of the Vatican. Ewan McGregor was great as the Irish secretary of the late Pope (Father What-a- Shame). Overall I really liked this movie and I would highly recommend it!

Note: These are not meant to be thorough reviews, as many of these movies just came out and most people have not seen them yet, I didn't want to offer too many plot spoilers!

Have you seen any of these? What are your thoughts?



  1. I have not seen any of these, so thanks for the reviews! Loved the book, so looking forward to Angels & Demons. Very curious about the new Star Trek. And the Bourne series - so glad you mentioned them - love love love them.

  2. I saw Star Trek - I liked it, but I was honestly expecting a bit more! I agree though - they did a great job with the new cast, lots of eye candy all around :)
    I haven't seen the other two, but I wanted to. Maybe on DVD then - I'm saving my next movie trip for Transformers 2! I liked the first Bourne better than the second 2, but I think that is because I am a huge fan of the books, and I don't think they did the books justice!

  3. First off, great blog!!! I left it alone for a while and I come back and WHAMMY! It looks great! I love that you're doing movie reviews...While fashion is very exciting, great books and movies are also essential! I may have to start reviewing some movies as well...and who knows? Maybe some music too!

    With that said, I love love loved the new Star Trek movie. I got to see it in IMAX, which made it all the more exciting. I also enjoyed Angels&Demons, although I did notice that they strayed away from the plot of the novel by not mentioning the relationship between the murdered scientist and Vittoria. Still, I agree with you that this one was was very good, possibly even better than the first one!