I saw the new Star Trek. Now when the homeboy Serious Black said the Zoe Saldana was gonna be the new Uhura, I was like %&%()$$+##! She's beautiful but she's a Honey baby and Uhura was a super Soul Chocolate Sista! They gonna try to re-write the Trek!
Now, I ain't a trekkie even though I loved the Original series with William Shatner. I grew up with it, so imagine my surprise when I saw the clips advertising the movie; Kinda makes you think Kirk and Uhura had a back story that we didn't see in the original.
Not! Now, I enjoyed the movie, I really did but it wasn't the best writing. It took alot of time letting us know that Kirk was a bad azz and even let us know that he's a genius bad azz. A GENIUS! And of course a Bad Azz who just needs a Father figure to show him some real guidance and no shortage of Women, Green and otherwise who want to suckle him and let him know Mami's here for you Kirk! Mami's here! Boring! That parts boring, predictable, lazy writing that's been done to death!
Now the fight scenes! Kick Azz! Oh Yeah! Here's what you need in a great action film, well most any film really. Sulu Effin Rox! Oh, Yeah!
1. Chase Scene!
2. Fight Scene!
3. Full frontal Nudity!
5. A kick azz super baddie who dies in a horrible,grotesque manner!
That's Ok cause it has lots of explosions! The Notebook this movie ain't! This is Star Trek for the Fast and Furious set.
The only thing I found utterly distasteful was the diffusing of one of Hallmarks! Uhura and Kirk kissed shattering an strong old Racist taboo. An Interracial Kiss. They took that out in favor of a love affair between Spock and Uhura. Spock and Uhura? An Alien and a Minority! Ok, somewhere Ole Jimmy Crow is saying well, that's ok.
Yeah, Ok We can deal with that. Just goes to show that if you ain't watching the gains you made can be taken away.
Just like that!
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