Finally, A Good Reason To Go And See Star Trek

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Paramount is screening footage of their big 2009 movies for international press, and the resulting buzz on JJ Abrams' Star Trek is very positive - and that's before you learn about the full-length trailer for another much anticipated movie that's going to be accompanying it into theaters next May. Are you ready for a colorful, fun journey into the stars?Over at Ain't It Cool, a reader who attended the Paramount press junket in London reported back on his take on what he saw of Abrams channeling Rodenberry:

We saw the teaser trailer and then we saw what looked to be a very very early version of the full trailer – It showed more footage of Quito as Spock, much more Chris Pine and also some John Cho and Simon Pegg footage. The film looks like immense fun and there seems to be a lot of action in it. There look of the crew and the bridge is spot on and the costumes look like the original but with a more modern and practical twist. We got to see Spock talking to his parent as well and Kirk being told to take more responsibility. There were also a lot of montage scenes involves spaceship battles, gun fights and hand to hand combat. I especially like a short clip where we see the crew running through the corridors of the Enterprise – reminded me of next generation loads.


But if reading that the movie will be action-packed, faithful to the original but not beholden to it and, most importantly, feature hot Vulcan parental-child conversations, doesn't excite you, then maybe you'd be more interested in knowing that the movie's release will also include the first full trailer for Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen. Between Star Trek, Transformers 2 and GI Joe, I think we can pretty much expect Paramount to own next summer's box office. Icaddy reports on a Paramount preview [Ain't It Cool]


If that is what it takes to own a box office, I'll be staying home in droves. It seems that the more sophisticated the visual effects become, the less sophisticated the story telling becomes and that seems to be fine with the general audience. Well if you are what you eat, then North American movie goers are shiny, bloated and stupid. Frackin' Harlequin Romances tell more compelling stories than big screen science fiction and I find that horribly depressing. Summer blockbusters have ruined the movie industry.