Episode 5I saw Star Trek last night. Didn't like it as much as I'd hoped. I attribute this, in part, to me reading too many over-the-top glowingly positive reviews.
I *was* impressed with the fact that they had me believing these new actors were those old characters. Kudos on that.
On the downside, the whole story is extremely rushed - from warp drive that can apparently get a starship from Earth to Vulcan in a matter of *seconds*, to romances between unlikely characters that also occur almost instantly, with no prior development.
I haven't heard anything about a 4-hour director's cut of this film, but if there is one, I'd like to see it. Maybe it would flow more naturally.
I think I just prefer longer, more fully realized stories to epics crammed into 2 hours. So I wish this reincarnation of Trek had taken place on the small screen.
Episode 5, eh? This is fun.