I’ve been poorly, the grossest conjunctivitis, killer sore throat and a slightly dodgy tummy and a quick google search on those three as a combination suggests possibly I’ve given myself listeria and as I rarely eat ready meals (and haven’t recently) and don’t eat unpasteurised cheese, suggest I may have caught it whilst gardening, that’s my theory anyway.
So I am not the wellest of people but Mr. Lacer pre-booked tickets to Coraline 3D and Star Trek ages ago and we pre-arranged the baby sitting (the mother-in-law) ages before that, so I still had to go, luckily sitting still and watching a movie isn’t that strenuous.
We saw Coraline 3D first and it was brilliant, I haven’t seen such an excellent adaptation of a book in ages, just the opening sequence of the needle like hands making the Coraline doll set the tone of pure magic. The stop motion animation was amazing, to see everything handmade to such detail. The majority of the movie isn’t too scary but the end of the movie is very scary, it really is a horror movie for kids, so I really wouldn’t recommend this movie to anyone under the age of 7 or 8 or so. But other than that catch it while you can whilst it’s on the cinema in the 3D because it really is a visual treat.
Then it was Star Trek, brilliant from the outset with an opening scene that literally had me blubbing, as it was an old classic sci-fi scenario that gets me everytime. The film then goes onto briefly follow Kirk’s career through the academy before he is launched into battle on the Enterprise. Whoever did the casting did it brilliantly, each actor was a brilliant younger version of the characters from the original series, particularly the guy playing Bones, who had the character down spookily well. Zachary Quinto played Spock so well to, really showing a suppressed vulnerability.
JJ Abrams basically made a Star Trek like they would have done in the original series if they’d just had the money and technology, although even JJ Abrams was reusing old props – the red floating ball from one of the series finale’s of Alias made an appearance again in Star Trek (or that’s what it looked like anyway, probably more like old weapon of destruction ideas).