Tuesday, November 18, 2008

JJ Abrams and Co. Boldly Went...

...for it and succeeded with the new Star Trek trailer. Check it out here. The film looks great. I was fortunate enough to see it in the theater so I also had the surprise factor working in my favor.

I've been worried about this movie since day one. Not because I doubted Abrams or his cadre of writers working on the picture, but because it has so many reasons to fail. Fans of the original series versus fans of the movies versus fans of Star Trek as a whole versus the general movie-going public. Everyone has an opinion on what Star Trek should be, so I was worried that it was doomed from the start because there'd be no way to reconcile the various concepts of Star Trek.

But the trailer's quieted some of those concerns for me. Could this film be what Star Wars in '77 was?


Nick Hughes said...

No, Brian O'Rourke rules.

And I agree - the trailer was amazing and the movie looks like it'll be great.

Nick Hughes said...

Oh, but I wonder how many people thought it was a trailer for Robocop for a second there.

Brian O'Rourke said...

The floating motorcycle would have thrown me for a loop, but my mind was still scrambling to comprehend why a little boy had just driven a cool car over a cliff.

All questions were forgotten though when he said "James Tiberius Kirk."