Alrighty, so, first things first. Apologies on not posting for a while again. In my defense I have several drafts of posts that I never got around to actually finishing… but yeah. 😛
Camp NaNoWriMo is going okay so far… fallen really far behind the last couple days, but hopefully I can catch up soon.
Now onto the real reason I actually decided to post right now as opposed to actually writing my NaNo (completely aside from the fact that I don’t want to).
Guys, I have a confession to make.
I’m a Trekkie now.
Trekkies are cool! (Like Bow Ties… erm, sorry. Wrong fandom.)
So yes. 😀 Finally admitted it today to my friend Kelly as we sat in the theatre seats yesterday… The words “STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS” came onto the screen and I had the most ridiculous dorky grin on my face, so I knew it was all over and I might as well admit it.
And then Into Darkness was the last straw.
Where to even begin?!!?
Last Friday, Kelly and I got together and watched Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan and the 2009 Star Trek movie. Gaspeth. And I thought feelz where involved there.
(I was about ready to kill her at the end of Wrath of Khan. But I let her live so we could watch the 2009 movie. I’m generous that way.)
So. Yeah. Into Darkness.
SO MANY FEELZ.
Okay, sorry. 😛
Simple as that.
Khan was already on my top villains list, but Benedict has now secured his spot. His performance was FANTASTIC.
(Just so you all know… I am not a Benedict Cumberbatch fangirl. I highly respect him as a phenomenal actor, and he seems like a really neat guy, but I do not fangirl over him. The characters he plays, different story. 😛 But. Anyway. Since this post will be full of his praises, I wanted to let you all know. :P)
Now, just to somewhat compile my scattered thoughts, let’s do the rest of this post this way:
My Top Three Favourite Things About “Into Darkness”
(No spoilers for a little while)
3: The Plot and Character Development.
Gah, it was fantastic. I LOVED the character development with Kirk (and everyone else, but especially Kirk) and I always love a manipulative villain, and the way that Khan played Kirk was awesome. 😀 There were definitely certain times where I was pretty sure that the canon was going to be further broken away from and characters (not red shirts :P) were going to die. And… yeah, I won’t say what I was gonna, because that classifies as a spoiler. 😛
2: …okay, 2 and 3 are going to have to be tied.
With Wrath of Khan.
Khan was such a fantastic villain in so many regards.
And now I’m going to have to delve into
so I can get all my feelz out.
Some of the aspects that makes a fantastic villain are A) they scare us B) we can relate to them and C) they make us feel sorry for them, almost wish they could win, and want them to be redeemed so they can.
Khan was all of these.
Seriously, he could be very scary. Just by his calmness. Calm people seem to have everything under control, and when a villain is calm, then it’s scary. Benedict really has an awesome voice- and it sounds so low and beautiful and creepy at times.
We can relate to him. My heart was hurting when he was telling Kirk about his crew.
And his question:
“Is there anything you would not do to save your family?”
Chills, every time.
He just wanted his crew, his family safe.
Now, how many of us can relate to that?
And we feel for them. There were so many times in the movie that I almost wanted Khan to win. No, not all the way. I was still rooting for Kirk and his crew. But at the same time, I certainly didn’t want Khan to lose.
When the missiles fired, and Kahn let out that heart wrenching NO!
And speaking of feelz attack.
Let’s talk about Wrath of Khan parallels now.
And how I wanted to reach over and throttle Kelly.
The second Scotty mentioned “radiation”, little alarm lights went off in my head. When Kirk knocked Scotty out, and then after he got the warp drive back online and fell, the lights were joined by sirens.
“You’d better get down here.”
I think I died. I was actually chewing on the edge of my braid, which I don’t usually do.
And then when he got there.
I can’t even SAY IT even though I’ve warned people who don’t want spoilers away.
Yeah, I died.
So I think I’ve probably rambled on with short little sentences mainly consisting of “GAH” and “FEELZ” (two words I had never expected to come from Star Trek).
So I shall bid you all farewell, with I REALLY HOPE THEY MAKE A THIRD ONE. 😀
(With David Tennant as the villain. XD 😀 Seriously, though, I think he would make an awesome villain.)
Live long and prosper,
~The Newbie Trekkie- hannah!♥