Tag: The Usual Suspects
It’s installment # 3 of my Top 20 Favorite Film Countdown, back as promised inspite of angry protests outside SnarkCriticPop’s HQ. No one is angry about the list, they just mistook the building as relating to the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada. We’re in Charlotte, NC, so it’s a pretty common mistake. Go see 20-16 here, and 15-11 here. Here we go:
I grew up a Trekkie, watching the original series, the Next Generation TV show, the first batch of movies, but late 90s the franchise became pretty pathetic (see: Star Trek: Voyager & Enterprise). The 2009 reboot, Star Trek, reignited my fondness for the characters and the universe. It’s a superb movie that stretches the fine line between reverence for what came before coupled with the desire to do something new and exciting. The device to take familiar characters Kirk, Spock, McCoy, etc. and introduce them in a fresh way was well done. And the film clicks on every level; the cast is pitch perfect both in terms of homage to their predecessors and for the new ensemble. Star Trek is fast-paced, exciting, funny, and you don’t know what’s coming next. (continue reading…)
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