Monday, May 11, 2009

Christina's One Word Movie Reviews

Star Trek = EPIC





Overheard inside the theater:

"Buying food at the concession is wallet-rape."

13 comments:

memory_lucky12 said...

Thank you for taunting me. I hope I get to see that movie, but I'm REALLY looking forward to T4 (Terminator Salvation). I really hope I get to see those movies...

Buck said...

TOO true about concession stands. Yet management gets REAL incensed if you try and smuggle in your own popcorn. Money-grubbing, clue-free bastids, they are.

Christina LMT said...

Heh, heh...my pleasure, Chaos. ;)
We saw trailers for both G.I. Joe AND Transformers, too. AWESOME.
Dunno if I really want to see T4, though.

Buck, we stopped buying movie food a long, long time ago. Now we try to eat a meal before we go...I'd feel too guilty to enjoy any food I might have smuggled in!

Blondefabulous said...

I have to wait for it on DVD because HHH isn't a Star Trek fan. I grew up on the original and watched all of the later incarnations, plus all the movies.

When I was in college, we used to hit up the Wall to Wall Mart before hand and get candy and put it in our jacket pockets to sneak in. I HATE paying for food at the movies. So the mark up!

John the Texaner said...

I was impressed by the movie. I went in not expecting much, as I've seen too many good childhood memories turned into 20-somethings garbage films. They kinda destroyed the continuity of the rest of the canon with the film, though.

Just for giggles, my word verification was "commiab". Some sort of Soviet home exercise equipment, perhaps? :)

Christina LMT said...

Blondie, I'd be too afraid to be caught with "outside" food! I'll tell you this, though: you don't have to be a Star Trek fan to enjoy this movie! It's just a great action film, too.

John, I think that's why they went with the "alternate universe" thing, so that they couldn't fuck up the "real" story lines. I think it was a clever and effective way of telling a new story of Star Trek. LOVED Leonard Nimoy in this!

"Order your Commi-Ab within the next twenty minutes, and we'll include Commi-Buns absolutely free!"

John the Texaner said...

Eh, that struck me as a cheap gimmick to make it easier to do. Star Trek has been full of alternate universe stories, but has never strayed from the "main" reality. Still not sure about the whole Spock/Uhura thing, either. It just didn't seem right.

I do agree that Leonard Nimoy did a great job.

This post's WV: "enewings". Reminds me of a dyslexic Chekov.

Buckskins Rule said...

As a die hard, part of me is skeptical. But the optimist in me is just darn glad that there is a new Star Trek movie out. I am looking forward to seeing it.

I gave up movie theater food ages ago. Besides being too expensive, I always found that I was about to float away after drinking the barrel of soad.

Christina LMT said...

John, I liked the Spock/Uhura thing, because it was so very unexpected. And didn't you ever get the sense, in TOS, that there might be some simmering passions there under the surface? Didn't Spock accompany Uhura when she sang a few times?

Didn't bother me a bit!

Buckskins, I promise you you'll enjoy it! Movie theater food is expensive crap, basically.

kvegas911 said...

ROFLMAO!!!! Never heard it put that way, but they're right, the wallet gets no pleasure out of it!

Christina LMT said...

Heh, it was my daughter who coined that phrase!

(made me laugh, too...which is why it ended up on my blog!)

SCI-FI said...

(Enough of the haikus, now back to the archives...)

Saw the new Trek movie with Wife B. Plenty to enjoy.
I agree with the one-word review.

Christina LMT said...

You're reading my archives? Another poor, deluded soul...

:D