Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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Star Trek *****

Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian gives Star Trek five stars. That is very unusual for him.

I was just talking to happytune about this. I think Bradshaw has difficulty being fair to genre films, and therefore sometimes he over-compensates. He is trying to be open minded but I feel it is new and uncertain territory for him.

However, I think his judgement is generally good, so I hope he is right about this one.

ETA - nice summary

Why have we filmgoers wasted so much of our time and attention on all those other beta-male bondings and under-par buddy hookups when the greatest friendship of all was right there under our noses? The story of Kirk and Spock is brought thrillingly back to life by a new first generation: Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, who give inspired, utterly unselfconscious and lovable performances, with power, passion and some cracking comic timing. It's a film in which my chief emotion was a kind of grinning embarrassment at enjoying it all quite so much.
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