Star Trek…again (In which I am angry.)

It is official.  I am done with the new Star Trek.  DONE.  I love Benedict Cumberbatch, but casting him as Khan?  No.  Just no.  Let’s just completely erase that Khan was Sikh and make him a white dude.  Ugh.  There are no words.  That’s not true, there are words.  Just not from me.  Marissa Sammy at Racebending.com says it all.  Melissa McEwan at Shakesville brings up some other problems as well.

I’ve talked about my issues with this Star Trek reboot before, but this really takes the cake.  It may seem ridiculous to some, but it does make me angry.  There is so much to love about Star Trek but JJ Abrams has erased it all.

X-Men and Halle Berry

Am I the only person who isn’t excited about Halle Berry being in the upcoming X-Men movie?  I just feel ‘meh’ about it.  Tell me Patrick Stewart is going to be in it and WOOHOO!!  Tell me Ian McKellan is going to be in it and YAY!  But Halle Berry…um…no thanks.  I mean I have issues with the series anyway.  My husband and I refer to X-Men 3 as “The Movie That Doesn’t Exist.”  As for Wolverine, I think it had potential and I liked Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, until the end.  I mean, really?  REALLY?  The entire concept was just terrible.  Ugh.  And the adamantium bullet?  Are you kidding me?  It could have been so good and it ended up being so not good.

I’ll probably still go see it because X-Men.  I just can’t help myself.  I think I need an intervention.

Star Trek Into Darkness

So…I just read the plot synopsis for the next Star Trek movie.  I, hmm, well.  Don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Simon Pegg.  But there’s this nagging little voice in my head that is telling me I’m only excited about this movie because it’s Star Trek.  That synopsis just really isn’t doing anything for me…at all.

Confession time.  I’ve never watched TOS.  I know, I know.  How can I call myself a Trekkie, blah blah blah.  The point is, TNG is my absolute favorite series and the J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek doesn’t feel like Star Trek to me.

There are certain things I liked about the movie (e.g., Simon Pegg and the special effects).  Still, overall, the movie just fell short of being Star Trek and I can’t help but suspect that Into Darkness will be the same.  Of course, I hope that it will exceed my expectations and blow me away.  Also, I hope that they haven’t decided to make Khan the villain.  Nobody (not even Benedict Cumberbatch) can compare to Ricardo Montalban.  Nobody.  And I love Benedict Cumberbatch.  I think most are speculating that the villain is going to be Gary Mitchell.  I had to look him up and from what I read, that could be interesting.

I’m just going to have to find the time to watch TOS.