ironman3 v startrek2

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  • i hate doing reviews; one can argue that films don't need them.
  • reviews exist because of movies, not vice versa.

  • don't get me wrong; star trek is pretty solid work from the reliable jj abrams.
  • it had a tight script, crazy visuals, character buildup, and some bromance on the side.

  • that being said, i agonized for 2 hours inside the cinema.
  • i was hoping to find salvation for startrek2 after much anticipation.
  • i wanted that one break-out moment that can topple iron man 3.
  • there was none.
  • to be fair, my pre-expectations were quite high for star trek, and a bit low for iron man.
  • there was a very high chance that it will fail my expectations.

  • as a trekkie, it pains me to say that ironman3 has edged out startrek2 in the emotions department.
  • where did my good ol' jj abrams go?
  • ironman3 felt, surprisingly, more human.

  • you can do the review on your own.
  • think about 3 themes:
  • infallibility: which felt more vulnerable?
  • sense of threat: what was the main goal of the antagonist? was it killing or was it just escaping?
  • consequences: do you really think that the protagonist will die?

  • having said that, startrek is best seen on 3D and with fellow trekkies.
  • live long and prosper, b*tches.