Don’t ask me why, but a theater in Tulsa showed the new Star Trek movie a day early. I live in a family of “Trekkies”, so we went to see it.
Oh. My. Gosh.
I won’t give you any spoilers. But despite the young Kirk, the young Spock, and the young other guys…this movie is not a “prequel”, and it is not a “remake” of the original Star Trek. It is actually a sequel. And it is done in a way that opens up a way for them to do future movies, if they want, without compromising the original story line.
How do they do this? You just have to see it to understand. All I will say is that it’s just about the most brilliant, ingenious story-writing I have ever seen.
One bit of irony I found that made me chuckle (again, no spoilers here) was in the credits.
The movie’s OUTSTANDING special effects were credited to…Industrial Light & Magic. Which, of course, is owned by George Lucas.
Yep. Star Trek…brought to you by Star Wars.