Saturday, May 25, 2013
COFFEE AND (STAR TREK) NUTS
As we sat and enjoyed our freshly-brewed, he broke the news that he and his wife went to see Star Trek Into Darkness last night.
"Just a sec, man. I need more sugar..."
... As I sat back down in my chair I asked him what he thought of the film, now that I'd soon be in-synch courtesy of the double shot of refined sugar. He tilted his head from side to side and said "I went in with an open mind." (Gee, he's no fun.)
My friend basically took the film for what it offered: An awful lot of action; things that make absolutely no sense; some very funny moments ("Simon Pegg [as Scotty] steals the movie"); a James Bond-type opening, and plot structure; the writers perhaps going overboard in doing things to deliberately surprise you and go against what "you were probably expecting"; and good 2-D (he saw it in a regular theatre; awesome).
He went into more detail than that but that was the idea.
At one point during his descriptive bits and pieces, he warned me about potential "spoilers".
"I don't care."
My buddy-in-geek wasn't too fond of the first J.J. Abrams Star Trek (2009). I remember his email to me back in May of that year -- he saw it before I did: "Lot's of exploding goodness."
After we talked for a few minutes on the subject of his reactions I decided to ask an important question: "So... what did the civilian think?"
Facial expression of "huh?"
"Oh! She liked it."
(I spilled coffee down my already stained "white" shirt -- before we got on the topic.)
My point is...? I must have a point. Think fast! Oh... I love hearing what people think of a high-profile movie after they jump past the hype and see the actual movie.