I'm going to go ahead and say I liked this film more than The Avengers last year. Setting the bar for summer blockbusters, STID is action packed, emotional, and a welcome addition to the Trek canon.
There were so many great nods to TOS, but yet the fan service wasn't obnoxious. The acting was brilliant by all, really solidifying this ensemble cast as the "new" old crew of the Enterprise. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto have really grown into their…
I don't know how I've gone so long without watching this movie. The animation has that great classic look and the story is so heartwarming. Not to mention the voice acting...the whole time I was like, "Vin Diesel? Whaaaat?"
Add this to the list of "kid's" movies that makes me bawl with ALL the feels.
I haven't read the Neil Gaiman novel (I really want to read some of his works, though) so I had no idea what to expect...this movie is a fun fantasy fairytale at it's finest!
The three main arcs of the story were woven together very well. I'm not usually a romantic, but I by the end, I was completely smitten by the relationship between Tristan and Yvaine. Michelle Pfeiffer was exceptionally creepy as the evil witch. The seven prince brothers…
Being a huge lover of musical theatre, I had high standards for this film. Being a fan of Hugo's novel, I hoped they would truly capture the tone of the work and not Hollywood-ize it. Tom Hooper's direction did fulfill the latter, but not so much the former. It was gritty, it was desolate, injustice was looming, but grace and mercy prevailing. I loved the musical theatre "nod" by casting Colm Wilkinson as the Bishop who sets Valjean on the…