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Excellent followup to the 2009 quasi-reboot. Why did it take 4 years to get this on screen? I think that's almost too long in-between sequels, I kinda forgot some of the connections.
Cumberbatch was awesome, and I hope for his return one day to the Trek universe. The rest of the crew were fabulous, and it was nice to see Pegg's Scotty get a little more screen time.
Is it just me, or does Chris Pine channel Bill Shatner? I'm not really familiar with his other work so I don't know if that's Chris Pine or if he's doing something special here.
I look forward to more voyages of the Enterprise and her crew, I just hope it doesn't take another 4 years.
Getting near the end of Disney's animation resurrection era, this is a hidden gem. Played less for laughs and more toward it's roots as a Chinese folktale, it stands out from Disney's other films. It succeeds where Pocahontas fails, which also follows a more serious tone. Great character designs and fabulous looking villain.
If you're a fan of the series you will enjoy yourself. It was nice to visit with these characters once last time, and there were some pretty good lines.
Personal favorite: "How about we have sex all year long"
"Do you mean like a girlfriend or a prostitute?"
There's a lot of good stuff going on here. Winstone is electric and the chase scenes are directed to perfection. The heist in the middle of the movie is also a stand-out piece.
I've never scene the original tv series the movie is based on, so I have nothing to compare this to, however, I will say that the movie did have a tv episode feel to it. I can't say if this is a good or bad thing. Being based on a tv show, fans will appreciate it's authenticity to the source material, but being a movie, I would have rather had a more of a big screen vibe.
One more thing about the chase scenes. You could tell by locations and cars that they weren't breaking any speed records, but the scenes were directed so well that they kept a fast pace with excellent tension.
Baseball is just the MacGuffin. It's a storytelling device. I don't think liking baseball is necessary to enjoying this movie.
As awesome as Clint Eastwood was in the 70's and 80's, he is amazing as a grumpy old man. I could watch him all day long when he plays roles like this and Gran Torino.
Entertaining picture, and you don't even need to like baseball to appreciate the story. Matthew Lillard is such a douchebag. I just wish Eastwood would have stuffed a .44 magnum down his throat and asked him if he felt lucky; Maybe in the sequel.