The perfect example of a Reboot'quel, Star Trek (2009) jettisons the decades of burdensome canon, setting up an alternate timeline that skews as both a sequel to the continuity and also a fresh new start for the original series characters. J.J. Abrams goal to make the franchise "more like Star Wars" was a gamble that ultimately paid off, as this is one of the only instances of a Star Trek movie that is actually in any way cinematic.
Thanks to Comicon and the release of the Wonder Woman and Justice League trailers I felt the urge to go back and re-watch the most divisive blockbuster of the year. Well... you know... besides Ghostbusters that is.
As is sometimes the case with re-watches I honestly believed I'd be less favourable the second time around but having caught the extended edition with its additional 30 minutes of gubbins I have to admit that I'm sticking to my guns.
Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.
So... Dr No. The…
I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.
Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…