First let it be said that I’ve never actually met Jay Wilson, so he could be the most tyrannical tyrant which ever tyranted over tyrantable people.
…or he could be a really really nice. I’m just sayin.
Today marks the first actual “sticky post” for HHFM so come Monday this Post may not even be here. We’ll see how it goes.
In the mean time, it’s nearly midnight, and time to post this comic and get some sleep.
So here’s a little apology for running so late on friday. (if it’s monday and you don’t see a special comic, go back to friday… You won’t be disappointed… I hope.)
Additionally, In lieu of something actually thought provoking and deep, I present:
Aleric’s Take on Star Trek…
In short, I LOVED IT.
There are more than enough nods and acknowledgments to the original series that the die-hard fans will have more than a few laughs and chuckles. The cast is (almost) perfectly selected and the writing was (for the most part) phenomenal. Extremely well directed, wonderfully performed with exciting effects that drive the story but also give the film a good visceral feel. All in all, the film was a lot of fun.
The bad guy didn’t get enough air time, which is unfortunate. you get enough out of him to understand where he’s coming from, but the story around him remains hollow. A number of times in the film I was really wondering “what is his motivation? What is he really trying to do here?” Fortunately, the most pressing of the questions are answered, but it was really distracting on occasion.
The Writers and Director used a relatively classic Star Trek trick to free them from the cannon-driven narrative. They understood that Star Trek fans carry a lot of baggage around with them of what’s “right” and what’s not. While I won’t really get into what they did or how it works, I’ll say that it did a lot to engage the audience: Trekkies (Trekkors?) will more instinctively understand what’s going on with the cannon, and newcomers to the franchise will simply accept the narrative as presented.
hope you all enjoy it!