I haven’t written in this blog for a long time. Life took over. I have my shows I keep up on and I felt the need to write a review on this series. James Spader is an unbelievable actor and makes the whole series come alive. It is hard to find actors of his caliber. Most of the actors on the show are decent. Except for one glaring problem. Megan Boone who plays Elizabeth Keen is the worst actress. She only has one look through every episode.
She never deviates to far from that same facial expression. I don’t know how James Spader can deal with it. Rumor has it he has issues with her acting skills. Who ever cast her should be fired. It is very clear her acting abilities are lacking. I am glad it isn’t enough to break down the series. The writing, storyline and Spader make it easy to turn to the Blacklist, regardless of her bad acting. I really feel she needs to take some lesson and learn her craft. Or I can’t see her career going to far after this series.
I went to a matinée to see this movie. Movies are so damn expensive these days. I would have to say this was an okay movie. I would give it a C+. I wasn’t totally blown away. My friend asked me if I seen The Wrath of Khan. I told her no. I got the ” how can you be a Trekkie and not seen The Wrath of Khan.”
Sitting at home bored out of my mind, guess what showed up on my Netflicks. The Wrath of Khan. I had to watch and see what she was talking about. This movie was made in 1982 and the one we saw was made in at least 2011 I believe. The Wrath of Khan did feel dated. Now being so use to the special effects of this generation.
I have to say I was impressed with the story line of The Wrath of Khan. We got to meet Captain Kirk’s bastard son. We all know he was a playboy. I guess condoms were not on his mind.
They flipped everything in the new movie. Captain Kirk put his life on the line in the new movie. In The Wrath of Khan it was Spock. It was almost identical how they risk there lives in both movies. It was also interesting if you remember in the 2009 Star Trek James T. Kirk reconfigured the test of how to deal with death at Star Fleet. He did this to beat the test because he doesn’t like to lose. He almost got kicked out. It was referred to in The Wrath of Khan and that James T. Kirk got a commendation for being creative.
So they took a spin and creative license with what they would keep and certain things they changed. The Wrath of Khan was a better movie. I really enjoyed the storyline. I also realized I have seen parts of it on T.V. over the years.
There are few interesting things about the New Star Trek series. Such as Uhura and Spock having a relationship. That was an interesting twist I wouldn’t mind seeing more of.
I wouldn’t call them the greatest actors in the world. They have created a cult following that is hard to achieve.
If you are a fan of the old characters it is hard to connect with their new versions. If they old version didn’t exist there would be no comparison to downgrade the new and improve Star Trek crew!! I can’t help it I am old school!!
- Star Trek Into Darkness…. with a side of Tribble and SPOILERS (filmbyfelix.com)
- Why Wrath of Khan is Still a Bloody Great Star Trek Movie (io9.com)
- Way To Ruin Star Trek Mr. Abrams (winnipegeek.wordpress.com)
It kept coming up on my Netflix suggestions. I ignored it, thinking it wasn’t a movie I would enjoy. I was board and decided to give it a shot. I laughed a lot.
The premise of the movie. Two outcast finding each other randomly and becoming great friends. Her wanting a father and being very promiscuous played by Juno Temple. Her new best friend a gay character having the gay beat out of him by his father played by Jeremy Dozier. Two very different characters put together and had great chemistry. It was great and not what I expected.
They went on a mission to find her father. They took you through a series of circumstances that were deep and entertaining. I have to say the scene that had me laughing the hardest. Was the car dance scene.
I feel these actors did a great job. It was an offbeat, quirky movie. I never heard of this movie before, but glad I gave it a chance. I would give it a B. If you got Netflix give it a shot. Tell me what you think.
- Dirty Girl (talesfromthebookdrop.wordpress.com)