Review: Star Trek
In order of preference, I wanted to see Terminator: Salvation, Wolverine, and Star Trek.
However, an Army special ops type buddy had free passes to Star Trek and off we went. To be frank, I was never a Trekkie and have never actually sat down to watch any sort of ST movie before this.
Mild spoiler alert:
I came away entertained, though parts of that movie were incredibly trite (the child sequence killed the great first ten minutes build up, as did the little toy Enterprise after the motivational speech soon thereafter). Buddy was cracking up during the entire HALO sequence. As I was during the Cloverfield sequence. And the whole thing had a Lost-esque quality to it.
In terms of military reform however, if that’s the way we’re still running militaries in 1,000 years, we’re better off just giving up. Rigid hierarchicies, hundreds if not thousands of individuals on board a single craft (compare to a Predator), and West Point to the N’th degree (which should be exploded).
With that in mind, I’m still looking forward to the new Terminator. Hopefully I’ll be seeing it in the next couple days.
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