So Ross and I finally saw Star Trek. Ainsmar said it was worth seeing in IMAX 3D, so yesterday we got out of bed at a decent hour to be able to see it for matinee prices. There were only 4 other people in the theater. Nice. I wish all the movies I went to felt like a private screening like that. I liked the giant IMAX screen, and the 3D was good. I can't remember the last time I saw a movie in 3D. I just don't feel like it adds that much/is worth it. Only a few scenes made me uncomfortable, and those scenes would have bothered me in 2D--I don't like fast panning scenes.
The casting in the new Star Trek movies is really spot on and the actors do such a great job. This is the best movie I've seen in a while. There weren't a whole bunch of times where I felt like I had to suspend my disbelief--just mainly the beginning scene with Spock in the volcano.
The one thing I noticed about this movie was the tears. Lots of tears and tear-streaked faces. What's up with that? I think it is a bit out of character for James Tiberius Kirk to cry. Teary-eyed maybe, but cry?
I'm not sure who my favorite character is, but I love Simon Pegg as Scotty. And Benedict Cumberbatch? Just saying his name makes me giggle. He's a wonderful actor.
I had fun watching this movie, and I agree with Ainsmar that the IMAX 3D was worth it.