Sunday, February 24, 2013

Let’s Review a Movie: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)



Well, last time we had a film that dealt with aging, death, and no-win scenarios.  This time we have a film about friendship, loyalty, love, and resurrection, and is it as good as Wrath of Khan?  No not really.   

Friday, February 8, 2013

Let’s Review a Movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)



You know this film really should have been horrible.  People came in to head the project that weren’t familiar with Star Trek, and the project was a sequel too.  And sequels are usually quick cash ins that studios crank out for money regardless of whether there is a real story to tell or not.  With the theme of aging the filmmakers were acknowledging that the actors, and thus the characters, weren’t the bright thirty something’s they were in the original series anymore, something that the last film avoided like the plague.  The film crew was working on a much smaller budget and if that wasn’t handled properly the film could look very cheesy. Then to top it all off they wanted to kill off a main character, a move that is often done just for the sake of shocking the audience, but with no real substance to it.  This film should have sucked and sucked hard.