This flick is ancient in movies years but if you haven’t seen it…still good enough NOT to wait for it to go to DVD (which will probably be next week). My faith in movie adaptations has been renewed. It’s been a long time since I had fun at the movies and must say that I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I’m not a “trekkie” and have limited Star Trek knowlege but many of the lines in the movie cued me into just how iconic Star Trek is in America. And after hearing them in their proper context (not just Ace Ventura movies), they made more sense: “Dammit Jim, I’m a doctor…”, “I can’t do it Captain, I don’t have the power”, “Beam me up, Scotty.” I loved the cameos from Tyler Perry and the orginal Spock, Leonard Nemoy. In short there’s a lot of action, comedy, and even drama. I thought the movie was going to be more about the captain we’ve all grown to know, Captain James Tiberius Kirk…but I felt the focus was mostly on Spock. The plot revolves around old Spocky though tales of friendship, love, and revenge.
Hooray for movies! I don’t think I’ve seen a Pixar movie that I didn’t like (yet). I took my 2-year-old son to see this and (as usual) was more entertained than he was. It was a little more emotionally involved than I’d like my cartoons to be but hey, gotta keep the adults in the loop too, I guess, and begin to teach life lessons to the youngins as awell – like love, death, what’s real, what’s not. I think a child was crying when one of the characters got bitten by a dog (poor young gay lad…hope he get’s over it). I gatherd the plot covered living out your dreams, continuing to have new ones and making decisions based on the greater good. I’d say you can see this one without the kiddies but then you’d just look weird. There’s plenty of times for one to laugh, applaud (if they do that in your town), and maybe even shed a tear and go awwwww. What’s it about? The old man (who’s name esacapes me) is on a mission to fulfil a dream he’d had since he was a boy – to live on top of Paradise Falls (some ficticious or at least hard to get to, place). He’d lived a long life with his wife and his dream became theirs but as with most dreams, it became defered…the wife past away and the little old man just could not find his footing in the world anymore. Along his journey he finds that he cares about more than himself and makes friends with an endangered bird, a talking dog *squirel* – this will make more sense when you see the movie ;), and a little boy scout. I could write a thesis on this movie but eh, go see it, and make your own judgements.
I read the book about 4 years ago and from what I can remember, the movie was dead on. Another one to go see…and I went to see this by myself…so try it if none of your friends are tryna go. I was intrigued from start to finish. I don’t want to give away too much but it’s about the battle between science and religion…something like that…and fear is the common denomenator. (Side Note: I stayed and watch most of the credits. *nods at CBG*)