My son and I went to see Star Trek this week-end. I wasn't really sure what to expect. I try not to get my expectations up too high because I don't want to be let down when the movie doesn't meet my expectations. I'd heard many glowing things about the movie but some things I heard troubled me:
1) There was time travel involved. I think time travel can be a good plot device when used properly. Too often, though, it is used to get out of a problem in the plot without enough thought involved.
2) Supposedly, both the Kirk and Spock were going to be involved romantically with Uhura. I'm all for romance in the movies but this seemed to be forcing it to be where it wasn't necessary.
3) It was being made by a director, J. J. Abrams, who didn't like the original Star Trek or at least he wasn't a fan. I worried that he wouldn't understand what people who have seen every Star Trek episode and movie ever produced would expect in the movie.
I shouldn't have worried. It was a very good movie. It turns out that a good movie is just a good movie. It wasn't a replay of an earlier episode. It didn't slavishly reproduce the old movies or TV episodes. It was fresh with an interesting story and a lot of action.
There were some disappointing parts but I won't go into those. I just hope that the fact that the movie was well received and made a lot of money will mean that there will be more Star Trek movies in the future.