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April 13, 2009

Damn, It Just Got Harder To Hate The New Star Trek Movie

I'm so not excited about this new movie. Mostly it's because I'm getting older and I'm pretty sick of people fucking around with (and usually fucking up) some of the coolest things from my childhood. Yeah Lucas, I'm looking at you.

That said, as much as I want to hate this movie and everyone who is involved with it, I don't think that's going to be possible. You see, the movie had a special premiere, with the cast and all, at a military base in Kuwait.

Here's part of one soldier's experience.

The cast went out of their way to entertain us before and after the movie was shown. They were more than happy to interact with the soldiers (Eric Bana leaped out of his “reserved” seat and sat next to a female soldier who invited him next to her) and they took their time describing their experiences making the film and answering questions and requests (Quinto obliged a soldier who asked him to call his daughter back in the states and say hello to her). I was truly impressed and grateful in the fact that they went out of their way to thank us and to offer this film to us. I’ll admit that this review won’t be as objective as it could because of the way the cast lent themselves to us. My biggest thrill was walking up to J.J. Abrams after the film and having the opportunity to give him my general impressions of it. How many times does a geek like me get a chance to do that?

For fucks sake, how am I supposed hate them now?

Note to Hollywood, not only is this the right thing to do, it's awesome advertising. Let's face it, this film didn't need any free publicity, any extra buzz to score a huge opening weekend. Abrams and crew clearly did it because it was the right thing. Good for them.

Below, the most recent trailer (I think) for the movie which may or may not have been posted here already.


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