|Posted: 15 September 2019 at 2:03pm | IP Logged | 10
STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979)
40th Anniversary re-release
For two days only, through Fathom Events...
It's not great TREK, but it's not bad TREK, either... to me, it's always been perfectly fine, especially as more time goes by, and it can be judged against other, later iterations that ranged from silly (THE FINAL FRONTIER; NEMESIS); to non-essential retcons (ENTERPRISE; DISCOVERY); or to flat-out insulting and bone-headed (the Abramsverse).
Watching it on the big screen again, after 40 years, was a real treat for me. The "human adventure" is the least compelling aspect, but it was still great to see Shatner, Nimoy, Kelley, et al again; and really, the main reason to pay a $10+ ticket was to absorb the tremendous special effects and the sight of the Enterprise, and to hear that glorious, booming Jerry Goldsmith score, arguably the best one he ever conceived.
It's not a perfect film, but nostalgia rules the day for me on this one (I was only 7 when it first came out), and by the time Kirk exclaims, "Out there... thataway!" at the end, I had a big, dopey smile on my face.
Edited by Shaun Barry on 15 September 2019 at 3:04pm