Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The Good, the Bad, the Action Movie
First, let me say that I am a fan of Star Trek: The Original Series. After some reluctance, I slowly grew to also enjoy the Next Generation as well, although I would routinely root for them killing off either Ryker or Wesley Crusher. I also enjoyed the movies, Wrath of Khan being the best of course, and the one with the Borg being the second best. I wanted to say all this because I am a fan.
So it is no surprise that I am very excited and looking forward to the new movie, which shows the early years of the crew, coming out on May 8Th. However, I have some concern.
Mostly the concern centers around facts introduced in the movie Wrath of Khan concerning Kirk's years at the Star Fleet Academy. Specifically, If they don't include the telling of Kirk's encounter with the Kobayashi Maru scenario during those early years, then I might just have to get up and walk out of the theater. This, as a fan, would be a grave injustice to the series and the movies that have proceeded and established this franchise. It would be like writing a Star Wars movie without any reference to Darth Vader or the Skywalker family.
Second, I'm also a fan of the X-Men comic, not much of a fan of the second and third X-Men movies, but they didn't completely suck, nor did they ruin the franchise. I was actually glad to see Cyclops get exploded, as it were, by Jean Grey. But, in the first movie, Cyclops clearly has never met Wolverine before he comes to the mansion and yet, he appears in the trailer for the Origins movie.
Obviously, it would make sense that Wolverine doesn't remember him, because of the amnesia, but how could Scott not know him? Yes, the trailer shows a young, possibly teenage Scott Summers and the trailer might be cut to hype the movie and the two might not even meet up, who knows. This doesn't concern me as much as the Star Trek issue, meaning, I'll not walk out, but as Desi use to say "Lucy, you got some explaining to do."
Told you I was an X-Men fan, scary ain't it?
But, you know me, I might just be over thinking both scenarios. What do you think?