First of all, I went to see the new Star Trek film last night. I know, after all my moaning about it and ‘wah, they’re gonna ruin it, it won’t be the same’ and sulking that I wouldn’t see it and I go almost opening night. And, I am very happy to say, I was wrong. So wrong. Because it’s brilliant! I am so happy that it’s good and I enjoyed it from start to finish.
I guess the main thing I loved was that I don’t have to pretend the other films never existed to enjoy this one. Everything in that time happened, this is just a different universe. And I was relieved that it was done so well. It had all these nods to the previous films, but none of it was mocking or campy, like so many remakes/reboots can be. It was all done lovingly. And it is funny! And quite moving at times. All very unexpected. The cast are all very good. OK, so I’m still not a Zachary Quinto fan and feel like he’s still doing his Sylar crap in most scenes and old Spock wipes the floor with him, but everyone else is pretty spot on. Simon Pegg’s accent is a wee bit wobbly, but he was funny enough for me to ignore it; Bones is excellent; I dug Sulu, and Chekov. I loved little Chekov!
And Kirk? I kinda laughed at Chris Pine when I saw he was cast. ‘Oh they went the safe pretty boy route’. Then I realised he was the dude in Smokin Aces and thought maybe he’d be ok, and he was. He’s all arrogant swagger and flirty and impetuous, and he totally pulls it off, because you still really like him. And he gets his ass kicked in this film and he’s brilliant at it. Yes I possibly fancy Chris Pine now, what of it?
Go see it, you’ll have a blast.
Secondly, I went for a run this afternoon. First run in almost a year. I survived it. Just. I had to bribe myself with cookies to do it, but it’s done, and it wasn’t that bad. I did almost faint when I got back though, no lie. I had to lie down. I went for half and hour, I only ran for three minutes at a time, tops, but it’s a start. And now I’ve done it once I HAVE to continue. I spent most of the time faffing about with my headphones. It’s one of those where the bud goes in and there’s a bit around the ear to secure it. My right one is perfect. The left one falls out no matter which size bud I use, it’s bloody annoying. The curse of the Stewart ear strikes again.