the wilderness must be explored!

Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 11:34pm

"the jordan kid"

first off, let me say that i LOVED it! :x it’s difficult to rank pixar films since they are all so amazing, but this is one of my favorites (my absolute favorite is cars). it was at moments humorous, tear-jerking, but fun all the way through.

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magic… sorecery… illusion…

Saturday, May 23, 2009 @ 07:02pm

(but apparently not enough of it… :-< )

jarron wants to watch this.

i was a little disappointed by this… i think jarron was, too. (although, if you asked him afterwards if he liked the movie, he’d say “yes”. :-/ ) during the movie, he kept asking where cecil (dick van dyke) was. there were a lot of characters in the first movie who we grew to love, and although they were in the sequel, they only had small roles. instead, a lot of new characters were introduced, who i didn’t really care for. this movie could’ve been so much better. i would’ve loved to see attila, sacajawea, etc. battling kahmunrah… and what happened to rebecca? she wasn’t even mentioned.

looking forward to up next… i have high hopes (no pun intended) for that.

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to boldly go…

Thursday, May 07, 2009 @ 10:08pm


Here’s what Gene [Roddenberry] said in an interview just before he died in August 1991; somebody had asked him, ‘What’s going to become of Star Trek in the future?’ And he said that he hoped that someday some bright young thing would come along and do it again, bigger and better than he had ever done it. And he wished them well.

i waited (not-so-) patiently for this day to come ever since i found out there would be a new trek film.

my first car keychain was a miniature phaser… i own a klingon dictionary… the nickname i first went by on the internet was “imzadi“… in my younger days i attended conventions… i had a “starfleet academy” sticker on my car window, right next to my UCLA one… i own a communicator pin… i have the symbol of the klingon empire tattooed on my back… yes, i am “one of those”.

jon warned me that having too high of expectations could lead to disappointment, but i couldn’t help but have HIGH expectations for this film. i was expecting this film to completely blow me away.

put simply, i was blown away. i was reminded of what i loved about star trek… i LOVED chris pine’s portrayal of kirk… LOVED zachary quinto as spock… i wanted to cheer when the enterprise first appeared on the screen. j.j. abrams did an AMAZING job. i don’t think i could write a well thought out, coherent review of this film without turning it into a gushfest.

all i can think about right now is that i want to watch it again. IMAX, anyone?

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