Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Star Trek Nokia

We saw Star Trek last Friday. All in all, it was a lot of fun, except for the product placement, which irked the living shit out of me. Do we really need a Nokia commercial in the middle of a Star Trek film? (Yes, I did pick up the Bud Classic and Jack references, but they were far less blatant.) I was the most impressed with Karl Urban's take on Doctor McCoy - he seemed to get the character down perfectly without trying to do a DeForest Kelley impersonation. But by far, the best part was sharing a mass nerdgasm when Leonard Nimoy appeared onscreen.

OK, fess up - how many die hard Trekkies wanted to see Christopher Pike wind up as a vegetable who can only talk with blinking lights? I know he was in a wheelchair at the end, but I did feel kind of gyped.


PS - I forgot to mention - Kudos to Simon Pegg. His take on Scotty was a hoot.


Aravis said...

Took my mom to see it for Mother's Day, and we loved it! I did pick up on the Nokia thing, and was also annoyed, but other than that it was great. I agree with you regarding McCoy. He did an excellent job. Loved all of the injections! *LOL*

Rayne said...

I haven't had a chance to see it, yet. Crohn's and movies aren't a good match. It's not a good thing laying down the bucks and then spending the majority of the movie in the bathroom.
I was watching a documentary on product placement in movies and t.v. shows and I had never realized how much there was. It was really blatant in the 50's. The I Love Lucy show practically did Macy commercials in the show.

Tony LaRocca said...

It was in everything from 4 star movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey to I, Robot (which was just a 90-minute Converse All Star commercial, IMHO.)

Suzanne Casamento said...

I did not see the movie, therefore do not feel particularly qualified to comment. But, my trekky friends really enjoyed it. And I figure that's good because most of the time, sequels/remakes or whatever are disappointing, right?