This week, the nerds change format slightly and decide to segment their movie reviews. Listen as they do a late summer movie wrap-up by discussing Ghostbusters, Star Trek: Beyond, and Suicide Squad. This episode was brought to you by Taco Bell and AARP (just kidding, but not really).
Let me start out by saying that I have never been a fan of Superman. I always thought the Christopher Reeve Superman films were hokey and childish, with no real sense of wonder nor intrigue into the psyche of what it means to be Kal-El/Superman. I’m in the minority when I say that I really enjoyed Superman Returns & have watched it several times since it came out. It was the closest to a “modern take” of Superman that we had, aside from the superior comics that had better stories to tell. Then the superhero movie genre changed, with Marvel’s
Captain’s log, Stardate -310389.15. It’s been one week and a day since I viewed JJ Abrams’ much anticipated sequel to Star Trek (2009). I have since received mixed reviews from both hardcore enthusiasts and general moviegoers and I find myself comfortably settled on one solid opinion…
It was a very good movie.
Today, we at Business Owners Against Action Heroes (BOAAH), in partnership with the National Demolition Workers Labor Union, are announcing our support for H.R. 3548, otherwise known as the “Metropolis Act.” We believe that this piece of legislation is crucial to fully protect both businesses from the suffering caused by well-intentioned but mindless superheroes, renegade cops, and space robots enacting rampages of vigilante justice.
Where Star Trek Has Gone Before
RED ALERT!!! – SPOILERS ABOUND – RED ALERT!!!
Stop now if you haven’t seen the movie. Bookmark this, go watch it and then return.
I love Star Trek. I love it. If you follow the blog then you already know I’m not a Trekkie, for Trekkie doesn’t even sum it up. I had to create an entire religion (Trekkism) to explain my devotion for the franchise. So in 2009, when J.J. Abrams released his rebooted version of the original series, I was skeptical. I remember the nervousness I felt watching the first few minutes, thinking to myself, “Ok, here we go. Please don’t screw this up!” By the end of the first 15 minutes, I could clearly see where he was going, with his alternate timeline/parallel universe. Later in the movie, they even take the time to spell it out on screen for anyone that hasn’t figured it out yet. This development in the plot was equal parts predictable and pleasing. Every fan in the audience was relieved; here was our out. Now Abrams could do whatever he wanted (within reason) and we could enjoy the ride.