// May 7th, 2009 // movies
My babysitters don’t clean, so I can’t give the movie a lengthy review right now. I think Mr. Abrams’ version is a beautiful starting point for a series of Star Trek movies. It is respectful of history and knows exactly how far to push the audience’s memory buttons. The characters are easily recognizable, but created in such a way that they instantly have a 3-dimensional quality that the original characters developed slowly. Any worries that some of the actors’ trademark roles might be a distraction were unfounded. If anything, the new Star Trek is TOO much of an homage. I don’t know if new audiences will enjoy it the way I and everyone else in tonight’s audience enjoyed it. I don’t think they’ll get shivers the first time the camera pans the Enterprise or feel a lump in their throat when a very familiar voice begins to say, “Space… the final frontier.” I hope they do though.