This might be the best part of play0ffs so far for me. There’s really nothing more I can say. I guess I can talk about the MVP award or something, but that would only be distracting from the best part of this post which is the video that follows. The funny thing is that you are intrigued by what I am writing, as if I am going to say something important and profound, possibly even pertinent to the post, and therefore feel the need beyond a nagging compellment to keep reading…just in case. Your gut tells you that you’ve had enough and are just going to skip to the video at this point, but really you won’t. You have to the know the truth. The truth, however, is far from this. Everything I have written has, and will continue to be, a distraction. Enjoy the video. Unless you still feel morally obligated to read what is written, and maybe even click a few of the links.
This weekend, I went to the Cinerama down at the Arclight theater in Hollywood to see the opening of Star Trek the movie. I have never seen an actual episode of Star Trek, nor did I I know any of the characters before the movie outside of those famous few like Scotty, Spock, and Captain Kirk. I have never even seen any of the 10 or so other Star Trek movies either, and for those reasons, I think I was the target audience.
J.J. Abrahms did an amazing job with this movie. All the stigmas that have been attached with enjoying Star Trek are erased with this action-packed, entertaining, comediac, and dare I say “cool” new version of Star Trek. It’s sort of like the way Batman was reinvented with Christian Bale in Batman Begins. I don’t think I was ever bored, Chris Pine, Eric Bana, and Zach Quinto were outstanding, and when it was done I added all the Star Trek movies to my Netflix list.
Congratulations J.J., you have succeeded in sucking in a new generation of Star Trek lovers. Please don’t let the next movie suck.