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Sherlock: Into Darkness

May 24th, 2013 (05:42 pm)

It's been quite a while since I updated anything here. Since I went to see the new Trek film today, and since I have to be very careful what I write on Facebook because my friends who love these movies might get a little ticked off, I'm putting my impressions here.

I did like some things, and enjoyed it more than the first one. One of my friends said to treat it like fanfic, and that helped. I liked Simon Pegg and the music. Maybe some other things.

Now, on to the rest of it.
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For some reason it started with an homage to Raiders of the Lost Arc. I guess that's the next franchise Abrams is going for.
What's up with Kirk's lips? Does collagen injections make them really, really pink?
I see they cut Benedict's shower scene. But not Carol's underwear model pose.
But now to my biggest problem with the piece. At first I thought they could get away with Cumberbatch if he only said the name. It could be a tribute to James Caan. But no, they spelled it out on screen. Khan. And as much as I love our Sherlock, he's whiter than Vanilla Ice. Then old Spock (WTF is he doing here?) called him Khan Noonian Singh. So, yes, he is supposed to be the character played by Ricardo Montalban in Space Seed, a North Indian, probably a Sikh as he is referred to on the series. No, Montalban isn't Indian either, but neither were many Hollywood actors in the sixties. There are now.
Khan was a fascinating character, who took over the crew but was defeated by love. A type of romantic anti-hero. In Wrath of Khan he had reasons for hating Kirk, pretty good ones, actually. In this film, Khan is, if you pardon the expression, a black and white villain.
I started giggling uncontrollably when he said "My name is Khan." That's an excellent film with Shahrukh Khan, and the entire line in the film is "My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist." Irony.
I almost started laughing when Spock yelled out "Khaaaaaaaaaaaan!" but I threw my hoodie over my head and stuffed the fabric in my mouth. Kirk did Spock's part, Spock did Kirk's part - fan fiction indeed. And not the good kind.


Posted by: Sandy (sp23)
Posted at: May 24th, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I'm just hand-waving the whole Cumberbatch as Khan thing because I really loved the movie a lot. As a reimagining of the Khan trilogy, it was not even close, but it was fun, and shit blew up all over the place, and that's all I ask for in a Saturday matinee popcorn-type movie. :-)

Posted by: Colleen (redeem147)
Posted at: May 24th, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC)

Yeah, but this is supposed to be Star Trek. I expect a lot more.

Posted by: Sandy (sp23)
Posted at: May 24th, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)

Eh, it's a reboot and it's J.J. I'm not going to get my panties in a twist over it. I enjoyed the movie, more than I have any number of the other series of Trek on tv, so I'm just going to sit back and enjoy.

Posted by: Colleen (redeem147)
Posted at: May 24th, 2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
SRK Spock salute

I'll admit - better than Enterprise. ;)

Posted by: Sandy (sp23)
Posted at: May 24th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC)

Which I have yet to see! LOL

Posted by: Luminosity (sockkpuppett)
Posted at: May 25th, 2013 06:36 am (UTC)

I wasn't as fast as you were. When Spock screamed "Khaaaaaannn!!" I guffawed and offended every 17 yr old fan boy within listening distance. LOL

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