If you haven’t seen the new Star Trek movie,
…and you intend to see it,
…and you don’t want ANY surprises spoiled,
then: do NOT click…
The first time I saw the movie, I thought the black-hole time-travel bit was just a silly plot gimmick to get Leonard Nimoy into the movie. (Not that I was complaining about that.)
But that assessment was nothing but dense cynicism on my part.
The plot twist is exquisitely thematic, because the movie itself successfully manages time travel.
The movie takes us oldsters back to our young, communicator-wielding days in the Nixon and Carter eras. It brings the joy of loving Kirk, Spock, and Co. to the youth of the present day. Time travel. Brilliant. Just like Spock in the movie.
The movie is even better the second time. The opening sequence moves very fast–I caught a great deal more the second time through.
…Plus, check out the subtle P&BD reference in this charming Tim Hawkins song:
P.S. LeBron and the Cavs have lived to fight another day.