Star Trek Into Darkness [2013]

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Yeah… I did it again. I went to see a movie and didn’t check if The Monster (aka Lindelof) was writing it. I know… I’m an idiot.

What I hated about the movie:

– The USS Enterprise is to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before NOT to go on manhunts;
– No coherent dialogs;
– No purpose;
– No story;
– No ideas;
– The horrible 3D – DOF in 3D, really?

What I liked about the movie but wasn’t enough:

– The brilliant actors;
– The shiny pictures when unspoiled by the horrible 3D.

What I would like to say to JJ Abrams:

– Dude…
– Just keep to original scripts – Cloverfield was okay;
– 3D sucks balls;
– Stop using The Monster;
– Really. Quit that.

I give it one star and it’s all for the actors and the director that made a visual silk purse from a writing sow’s ear.

Prometheus by Ridley Scott [2012]



I don’t particularly like Ridley Scott – Blade Runner is the exception. Nevertheless I gave it a shot, not knowing a thing about the movie apart from the fact it was about aliens. Again…

Unfortunately I just saw it was written by Damon Lindelof* after the movie was over and that explains a lot. Mr. Lindelof, you see, writes scripts like a bipolar chicken. Mediocre, confused, incoherent little plots that lack any attention to detail.

Yeah, that’s my review of this movie: Mediocre, confused, incoherent little plot that lack any attention to detail. Purty graphics, though.

74% on Rotten Tomatoes. I give it a 10%.

* One of the two writers responsible for the “Lost” series fiasco.