Take a break from work: watch a trailer…
I posted the first trailer ages back, but I really, really so cannot wait to see this movie that I’m posting another trailer, just because I can.
Watching this makes me realize how much I miss Star Trek. Which doesn’t mean I’m not gonna treat this with the same equal measures of reverence and snark that I can’t help but approach things I love so deeply even though I know they’re silly. So my heart can break when I hear Bruce Greenwood (*sigh* Bruce Greenwood) say:
Your father was captain of a starship for 12 minutes…
because, wow, that’s a lot of eerie poignancy for one short sentence. But then I can easily move on to noting that, when we learn via dramatic intoning that Kirk is capable of deciding his own destiny, all I can hear is “I am your density!”
Or this: Hey, looks like Spock’s got himself a little girlfriend there, eh?
Or this: This gonna be the first time Kirk takes a captain’s chair? While he’s on some sort of training mission or something, and absolutely everyone else dies?
What an arrogant prick.
But that’s why we love him, right?
Star Trek opens in the U.S. and in the U.K. on May 8, 2009.