Thursday, May 28, 2009

I saw Star Trek instead of going to sauna.

I hadn't been to the movies since I and the hubby struggled through the entire length of the epic Australia, which was very, very trying on the posterior, and the intellect, but rather pleasing to the esthetic eye. Still, it was just way too long and the lengths of time that passed between shiny things on screen (oooh, shiny!) were too lenghty to keep my full attention. Also, there were far too many close ups of Wolverine that were highly confusing, because I used to like his hair (my grandpa shares the style), but it was all flat in the film. Confusing and disappointing. There was also a lot of stomping done by that prissy woman who was (luckily) quite shiny and wrinkle free, but the stomping felt just a little slapsticky-ish.

Whenever I'm in Finland, however, for some reason, seeing as I'm in a country where they like to charge exorbitant amounts of money for a movie ticket (€9 EURO or $12 USD), I end up going to the movies a lot. Beats drinking tomato wine I bet, and allows for my brothers to be in the same room with me and spend time with me without actually having to talk to me. They are Finnish wooden men after all. Or as one of my English professors once told me: "the Ents in the Lord of the Rings were inspired by Finns." Doesn't really surprise me that much.

Yesterday's movie entertainment has me doubting my sanity though. We went to see Star Trek, I had not been drinking (like at all, not even a drop), and I actually quite enjoyed the experience and I'm looking forward to the sequel.

What? What did I just write?

Did I really like a remake of a classic that should be left well alone, and to its own devices as a cult show?

Yes. I did. And I'm not ashamed to say it. (Yes I am, but I'm saying it anyway.)

The only things that really bothered me about this movie were Spock's pants that had a very hard time staying close enough to his non-existent behind, and Captain Kirk's pores that were all too evident and visible, but that could have just as well been the high definition technology disappointing me once again.

I liked Star Trek.

Somewhere, down there Hitler might just be waking up to a beautiful snow fall.

Have a good one, and the ones in hell: enjoy the frost for a change.


marathoner81 said...

High definition technology definitely has some major disadvantages...

I saw it too and really liked it.

I actually got a little emotional in the beginning on the movie.

julochka said...

i actually wanted to see it even before i read this, because i'm a bit of a ST: next generation fan (never could really get my head around capt. kirk). but now i'll definitely have to see it.

but i will not be seeing australia. i really can't stand that prissy woman. even if she is all shiny and smooth.

Extranjera said...

Marathoner - Captain Kirk really is quite pockmarked. i don't know how i feel about that. I thought though too that the beginning was a real tearjerker.

julochka - I like the original, never really got into the next Generation, and I really thought the 'revamp' would have been either boring or perhaps blasphemous, but no.

Australia sucked. and every time I thought it had ended it picked up again. Bad.

My name is Erin. said...

Julocha- I've been doing some thinking and I've decided to let "rad" remain unwritten for you to read. Though it is quite an awesome word that really deserves to be remembered and maybe even revered... just a little bit.

I was also a ST: Next Generation fan. Who wouldn't want an holodeck?! I still think about them more often than any normal person should.

Extranjera, I look forward to your tags almost as much as your blog entries. Your mom shouldn't worry about a little think like Tomato Wine ruining Finland's reputation. We're all familiar (perhaps too familiar) with Finlandia Vodka and nothing, NOTHING can take that away. I'm getting a little misty eyed. *sniff*

B said...

Interesting, because my boyfriend wanted me to go and see it with him, and I've had to convince him that it was one to go and see with his friends... But I've never, ever been a fan, so I still think I'm better off without.
I had such a fun time watching Australia! Me and my friends were laughing at all the wrong moments, probably in part due to boredom, which of course says a lot about the movie...

Extranjera said...

Erin - just told my mom about Finlandia Vodka thing and I think that has just caused a state. She's gone to lie down. (well, she laughed really hard too).

Two thumbs up.

B - I think you wouldn't love it if you don't have some sort of relationship to the original show or at least the popular Next Generation.

I couldn't even laugh at inappropriate moments during Australia. All I kept thinking was "why is Wolverine so boring and flat-haired".

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

I am not sure if I could ever go see this after viewing the documentaries Trekkies and Trekkies 2. Nuff said.

TitansFan said...

I have the luxury of good size windows in my my Infared Sauna. I always have a movie going on my 37in. LCD flatscreen. It helps the time pass. BTW, that Star Trek movie was amazing!