- Oct 24, 2004
- Reaction score
Thought we needed a thread for fan reviews, BEWARE spoilers!
I absolutely loved this film. It's the first time in ages i've wanted to vote 10/10. I usually always have at least 1 complaint about a film that stops it hitting that top spot, but I honestly don't with this.
It was relentlessly exciting, emotional, with IMO the perfect balance of humour and drama.
I've seen it twice now, and both times had me crying. I love it when a film doesn't loose the impact of it's emotional scenes on second viewing, and it's a hard thing to pull of. Nothing is as upsetting when you already know it's coming, so when it still gets to you and the tears start coming, you know it's because the perfomances are just so good that empathy is really high.
And that's what I think is the movies strength - empathy. When Cumberbatch delivers his lines, you can FEEL the intimidation and tension. There is so much actual danger in this film, and because the cast have been handled so well that you care about each and every one of them, you become really invested in the outcome.
Seriously, anyone who hasn't seen it, should go and see it now!
It's films like this that make the cinema going experience great
I feel the potential for the Hutchison character was far greater than what they ended up doing with the Khan character. Making him Khan was nothing more than fan service. And within the confines of this movie, the character was nothing interesting. They could have done far greater things with the idea of a super powered Star Fleet member turned rogue terrorist.
I think they did some pretty special stuff with what he was. Also his name was Harrison.
As a non-Trek guy I can confidently say this was such a fun/good movie. Fully gave me faith in Abrams handling Star Wars.