Maybe the new ST movie will change my mind.
In 2009, the eleventh Star Trek film was released to a total of 3,849 theaters and made $76.5 million in its opening weekend. That is quite a bit more than any other ST film has made on opening weekend. The closest contender in 1996's First Contact (one of my favorite movies because I just love Borg!), which made $30.7 million on its opening weekend.
For those of you who didn't see it, Star Trek "explores the early Starfleet careers of future Enterprise officers Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Amanda Grayson, Uhura, McCoy, Sulu, and Chekhov" (Movie Insider). Most people liked the film, and Rotten Tomatoes - an online company that rates films - gave the film a 95% Fresh rating after compiling a total of 292 reviews from critics. Polled audiences gave it a 91% Fresh rating.
Now J.J. Abrams, the director of 2009's Star Trek and the creator of the TV series Alias, is attempting to continue that success with a twelfth ST film.
|A scene from Star Trek 2|
Can ST 2 continue in the success of its predecessor, or will this be one of those films that was better left on the notepad? I guess we'll have to just wait and see.
So do you think that Star Trek 2 will be Good (3-4 stars), Bad (1-2 stars), or Ugly (so bad that it couldn't even get a dying star)? What do you think of the villain possibly being the infamous Khan?
- Edessa, signing off