Terrorism is everywhere these days. From Iron Man to Star Trek and everywhere in between, you just can’t get away from it. In this case Capt. Kirk is on the trail of a Star Fleet operative gone rogue. He’s blown up a secret research facility. Tried to kill off the top brass, but Kirk is going to track him down and blow him away. Only one small problem. He is on the Klingon home world, and relations between the Federation and the Klingons aren’t exactly rosey.

But for Kirk it is a battle that has become personal, because this terrorist has killed people Kirk was close to…

I went into this film thinking I’d enjoy it. I really liked the first Star Trek reboot, I’ a fan of Star Trek in general, and Cumberbatch is full of the awesome. But this film just didn’t work for me. Some of the scenes in it were fantastic. Cumerbatch steals the show when he is on screen, he really is fantastic. And some of the action scenes are great. But it just didn’t gel together properly for me. I simply never got invested in Kirk and his mission. It all felt a little too predictable. I mean who the puppet-master (in a manner of speaking) was was pretty damn obvious from the second he appeared.

And was there any point whatsoever in that Carole character?

And the death scene Show Spoiler ▼

but it was obvious that that was not going to happen.

I did like the tribble though.

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5 Responses

  1. Harlequin says:

    Of course Carol's important! Kirk's future baby-mama!

    • fence says:

      I must have missed where she got pregnant in the film!

      I'll rephrase she was pointless as a character in this film.

  2. Harlequin says:

    I'm pretty sure she's in it to be in the series of films as opposed to be super-important to this film. But she was the only one who knew about the weird torpedoes and she did lots of sciencey and techy stuff. And besides, they have a serious dearth of females in the series so I'm happy they added her in. Otherwise, it's just whoever Kirk is banging and Uhura and the rest is just a boys' club. I liked Carol very much in Wrath of Khan so I'll be glad to have her around in the future, especially with that little frisson of potentiality with her and Kirk. Who knows, maybe next time she'll have Baby David! :-)

    • Fence says:

      I would guess it was the lack of females that resulted in her being there. Plus they got to show her in her underwear and please the teenage boy section. *sigh*

      But they shoulda just had a one scene cameo-esque thing for foreshadowing. Either that or made her into a proper character. I meh'd her.

      Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood for the film though, cause everyone else seems to have really enjoyed it.

  3. Harlequin says:

    I loved it to pieces. It's a real pity it didn't work for you. I thought it was a joy!