I don’t know very much about the Star Trek franchise except that:
- I haven’t really enjoyed anything I’ve seen of it since I was about 10 years old
- The whole mythology doesn’t really interest me
- I don’t like most of the people I’ve met who really enjoy it
So it took a little coaxing to get me to see J.J. Abrams’ addition to the Trek canon (which explains why the movie has been out for over a month and I just saw it…). Fortunately for me, Abrams’ makes sure that even people who aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of Vulcan/Romulan relations can have a good time with the movie. It’s good summer escapist fun. There are laughs, explosions, and suspense. The two hour run time goes by incredibly quickly. And while the plot is a little convoluted and contrived, there’s enough other stuff going on to make it seem like it’s not that big of a deal. Basically, if you’re looking to be entertained for a couple of hours, you could do far worse.
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