OVERALL: OMG I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! Already seen it twice and I’m going again!!!!!
POINTS: The beginning, the middle, and the end. 🙂 Oh and *SPOILERS* Lt. Uhura speaking Klingon and facing off against a lot of Klingons was great!!! END *SPOILERS*
PITFALLS: I’m really pissed that Star Trek 3 is not filming right now. Let’s get on this people!!!!
FEMALE CHARACTER(S): In three words: Lt. Nyota Uhura. I love the fierce and funny Lt. Uhura. I loved her when Nichelle Nichols played her and I love her when Zoe Saldana plays her. It is clear that J.J. Abrams, the director, likes a kickass female character and Uhura delivers. She saves the day at least twice and is a hero in her own right. Huzzah!Also HOORAY for Dr. Carol Marcus for being more than a love object for Kirk (boring). SPOILERS* She is smart and heroic in her own right too and it looks like she might be in the next movie as a new crew member and that would be awesome!!!! END *SPOILERS*
CULTURAL PITFALL(S): I’m very into what I call “scene dressing.” This means that in the background we need to see a wide variety of color and genders. This also means that secondary or tertiary characters can be something other than white and male. We need some more of that. 🙂 The Starfleet Admirals must be at least 52% to reflect the
HIGH POINT(S): Oh goodness all of it. I love it!!!!! It is a clever roller coaster ride.Something that I think I am becoming aware of it action moving the movie AND character development forward. I became aware of this when reading about “The Avengers” (OMG The Avengers – LOVE!). Whedon was told to have the characters meld through combat. I can see that trend in Star Trek: Into Darkness. The characters come out during all scenes including the action ones. I like it. I truly believe an action adventure/sci-fi movie depends on CHARACTERS. And Star Trek has great characters! (So does Star Wars, BTW. ;))