Do yourself a favour and go to the cinema and watch it, I would personally recommend the biggest screen possible, ideally with IMAX. Don’t download it, you aren’t going to do yourself any favours at all.
My only regret on exiting the cinema tonight, was that I hadn’t waited to watch it on the local IMAX screen.
If I was going to score it, then it’s got to be 8.5/10, possibly a 9/10. Nothing will get 10/10 apart from watching Star Wars in 1977 as a 10 year old.
The pacing was excellent, Abrams has definitely avoided the Lost issues, which he has also rectified in Fringe. Now I have read that some people don’t think it’s tight enough or emotional enough. But I think that’s people looking for things to fault. The film flew by, the start, middle and ending are excellent.
There was a sequence in the middle of the film, when the camera was zooming around the new bridge in the middle of an action sequence and I thought “Oh yes this is so much better”. It’s so much sharper, then even the most recent Star Treks.
I have to put my cards on the table here… I was never a great fan of the original Star Trek, I was more a Deep Space Nine fan. The continuing story arcs of Deep Space Nine always appealed to me more (Post Sisko’s shaven head/goatee phase).
I will sermonise alittle now. As sci-fi/fantasy fans, we are not exactly flooded with quality products. To much substandard crap passes our screens, in a vain hope of grabbing our attention and money. So if something is actually worth watching, then spend the money, don’t worry you aren’t going to hell.
Edit: I also saw State Of Play with Russel Crowe last Friday. Bloody excellent film. Another 9/10. Really enjoyed that as well. 2 good movies on the trot, is very unusual for me. I am definitely due a turkey soon, I hope Wolverine isn’t it.