Well I was pleasantly surprised by this one, certainly a great popcorn movie, more comedy than drama. But, I was wrong on which direction they were heading from the initial teasers. Seems JJ and crew managed to pull it off, and even left some simmering issues to ponder over. Thumbs are up (thanks Roger Ebert, maybe I’ll use this distinction in the future).
So, let’s get spoiling!
But wait – a lot of my gripes are just sort of dumb scenes, perhaps hastily written in order to milk the character developments that occur later on. I get that. It’s more Fi than Sci. As a space comedy it’s up there with Spaceballs and Galaxy Quest, and so the added perspective on war and vengeance is delivered with even more resonance.