CCSN @ the Movies Issue #2 *******Spoilers Included*******

May 15, 2009

First off i’d like to apologize for the lack of updates lately, been busy getting achievements on X360, but anyways i’m back now. This time i saw “Star Trek”, the remake/reimagining of the original “Star Trek”…
Now first things first was this movie good, yes, did it piss off some/most of the trekkies probably. Anybody that loves something, doesn’t want something changed or “ruined” from their memory of what they think is great, every one has it, whether it be ice cream, movie or anything else one might be a fan of, so i can see why people/trekkies were mad about this movie…

That’s enough about trekkies and fans, onto the movie itself…J.J. Abrams did a pretty good job of telling a unigue story, with a time travel twist, now this is some of the part where a lot of people might get mad, as they changed up the origins of Kirk and changed some of Spock’s origins, but this was necessary as the story was about accidental time travel and the existance of people from the future changed the past…

I really liked this twist as i’ve always been a big fan of the “Back to the Future” series of movies, particulary the second one as it showed a future world, but this is about Star Trek so i’ll go back to that. I liked how they showed the attack that ended Kirk’s father’s life, and how he sacrificed himself to save thousands, including his wife and his new born son…

This made George Kirk a hero and it also meant that Jim would be w/o his father, which again changed the proper “timeline”. Then the fast forward to Kirk as a youngster stealing his step-father’s car(who he hates) and a cool see where he floors the car towards a cliff and slams the e-brake and gets out of the car while its going off the edge of a cliff, this all while being chased by a cop…really cool seen and would play a role kind of in a simular scene with Kirk when he’s in star fleet…

Then we see Spock as a kid and how the vulcan’s were trained, and how he was made fun of for being half human which helped him have feelings, something Vulcans aren’t known for…this again would play a role in Spock’s adult years above the U.S.S. Enterprise…Great, Great stuff…

Now we fast forward to Kirk in a bar, while some star fleet cadets are there, this is where he meets Uhura and is flirting with her and trying to find out her name, when some bully cadets come up and tell Kirk to leave the girl alone, Kirk starts the fight with four guys, never thinking he’s outnumbered, actually does pretty well at first but eventually one of them beats the snot out of Kirk and has him on a table, when we meet Capt. Pike for the first/second time. He stops the beating and tells the cadets to leave then talks to Kirk about joining Star Fleet, Kirk at first blows him completely off, but at the last minute he goes to the meeting place Pike told him about and joined the ship.

Now heres where Kirk meets “Bones” a/k/a Dr. Leonard McCoy, on the trip to the star fleet academy, they become reluctant friends…

Now we fast forward three years and find Kirk in a love scene, with a green woman(SHOCKER! lol), but then her roomate comes back unexpectantly and know shock here her roomate is Uhura, Kirk hides under the bed but, Uhura can here a “air breather” in the room and Kirk is found out, he attempts to flirt with Uhura but she shuts him down and kicks him out…

Now we see Kirk talking to McCoy about trying the captain’s test again, McCoy tells him to give up as Kirk’s failed it 3 times already! Now we flash to the test where Kirk, Uhura, etc. are in a simulated battle, now we see Kirk no shelantly captaining, while eating an apple, all cocky like…anyways he passes the test, while still being cocky…We now find out that Spock is the creator of the test and that noone has beaten the test and there is no way to win at the test, so he brings up to the council the fact that Kirk cheated…

Now we go to a hearing in front of the council, Kirk is charged with cheating and requests to be able to comfront his accuser, and its granted. This is how he first meets Spock in this “timeline”, now as the hearing is going to progress, they get an alert that the home planet of Vulcan is under attack and they need all star fleet cadets to report…Now Kirk goes with the rest, but the officer tells Kirk that hes not going anywhere and that he’s grounded ’til further notice…So it looks like Kirk is SOL, but McCoy thinks it over and reluctantly comes up with an idea, so he infects Kirk with some kind of mild vaccine, and ends up bringing Kirk on the U.S.S. Enterprise as a patient…

Now we’re on the enterprise at the docking space station, we see all the other ships in the fleet, now its undocking time and time to goto Vulcan to assist…well heres where we meet Chekov for the first time, and also meet Sulu who is the pilot, so we hit warpspeed and we see all the other ships go, but the enterprise is stuck, so Capt. Pike asks, did you forget to lift the e-brake, Sulu checks that and its already lifted, then Chekov suggest something else and Sulu does that and we’re in warp speed. Now Kirk comes rushing out of the sick bay and tries to talk to Uhura about the storm and how it was the same storm that was a prelude to a Romulan attack the night before, Uhura had mentioned and that they were going into a trap, now this was pretty funny as Kirk showed up with swolen hands at first, then McCoy gave him a shot, that gives him “num tongue” so he can barely talk, then McCoy gives him another shot that gets rid of it, funny moment…

Anyways Uhura, McCoy and Kirk now go to tell Capt. Pike, at first Pike asks, what the h-ll was Kirk doing on board then Kirks tells him the story about the attack and the storm, Uhura tells Pike it was her who told the story and that she had overheard Romulan chatter and the attack the night before, Spock comes in and conferms that the likelyhood is probabable…Now we get to Vulcan and see that the rest of the star fleet have been masacred and that Sulu’s mistake actually saved the enterprise from the same fate. Now they are attacked by the Romulan ship, but then Nero the lead villian and commander of the Romulan ship, notices the name and the call letters and knows that Spock is on the ship so he contacts the ship, like he had done 25 years ago, and again he askes for the captain to come on a shuttle to his ship or he’ll destroy the ship. So Capt. Pike agrees, but launches a team to disable the drill that is attacking Vulcan, he sends Sulu, Kirk(who’s not supposed to be there anyways) and Osborne(i think..?)…Pike makes Spock acting Captain and Kirk first officer, then He gets the team ready and they go on the shuttle, Sulu, Kirk and the third guy, paraglide/skydive onto the drill surface, Kirk and Sulu pull there chute at a certain time, but the third guy who has the charges, lets it out late and ends up burning up in the drill…So now here’s where the jumping out of the car before edge and grabbing on comes back to help Kirk, as he lands on the drill, but slides almost off but catches himself and pulls himself up…

Now its time for Sulu, but he over shoots the landing, but luckily his chute gets stuck on the station, he pulls the cord to have the chute go back in his backpack, but once he gets on the station, he is heading for the afterburner, luckily Sulu whips out his sword and cuts his chute, this will playout in a little bit, Now a Romulan comes out and Kirk tries to go for his blaster, but the Romulan knocks it away, this leads to a hand to hand fight with Kirk, now while this is going on another Romulan comes out a hatch and now there’s a duel with Sulu and his sword against the Romulan staff/axe.

So Kirk ends up slipping almost off the platform and hanging on, the Romulan tries to stomp Kirk off, then we goto Sulu who is being out matched, but then he uses his brain and ends up setting the Romulan in the way of the after burner, thus getting rid of that one, now Sulu shoots the other Romulan who fulls off the station, then helps Kirk up. Now we goto the Romulan ship, where a Romulan officer tells Nero that the drill had been disabled, Nero askes the progress, and the officer says that they made it to the core, then Nero tells them to retract the drill and launch the red matter. We soon find out about that and what it does, and where it came from.

Back to the platform, it begins retracting and Sulu falls, now here’s where the chute being cut off comes into play, Kirk with chute intact jumps off the platform after Sulu, so free falling Kirk catches up to Sulu and pulls his chute, but his chute fails so now, Kirk calls the enterprise and tells them to beam him up, the enterprise tells them they can’t lock on, that they’re moving too fast, but just then Chekov thinks of something and runs to types in a couple of equations into the computer and locks on, just as Kirk and Sulu were going to end up falling to their death, Chekov’s calculations work out and they are beamed onto the ship…(gripping moment, although u would think this couldn’t be the end)

Back aboard the enterprise, Spock and Kirk end up arguing, about whether to try to rescue Capt. Pike who hasn’t returned yet or report to Star Fleet what happened, Now Spock as acting Captain, orders Kirk removed and then sends him off to a ice planet, not too far from what used to be Vulcan, as the red matter turns into a black hole and destroyed Vulcan from the inside out. Anyways we now find Kirk stuck in a pod in a glacier on the ice planet. Now Kirk gets out of the pod and learns from the computer that there is a star fleet base not too far away so he begins to hike, unfortunately for him he runs into a giant creature, which begins chasing him, he gets corned and then begins rolling down a hill, the creature stumbles and isn’t too far behind him now rolling down the hill, Kirk finds himself on a sheet of ice, just when it looks like Kirk is going to meet his doom, he’s saved by Spock, now we meet Spock(reprised by Leaonard Nimoy), who is from the future timeline as he was sucked through by the red matter along with the Romulan mining ship that just destroyed Vulcan…

Now we find out that Spock was to use the red matter to save Romulis in the future but failed to get there in time, then launched the red matter for a last minute try but, Romulis was destroyed, the black hole created by the red matter caused a time worm hole that sent the mining ship of Nero and Spock’s ship back in time, so Nero waited for 25 years for Spock’s ship to arrive, it finally arrived and Spock was captured by Nero, Nero then beamed Spock down to the ice planet, to observe Spock’s home of Vulcane be destroyed and Spock could do nothing to stop it, really showing payback is a b*tch.

Now Kirk has this info, and that he must make Spock show his feelings and force him to relennquish captaining the ship because of emotional trauma. Now Spock(prime) and Kirk must make their way to the star fleet base, where they meet a marooned/banished Scotty and his friend a little creature of somekind. Spock(prime) then tells Scotty the jist and that they must beam aboard the enterprise, but Scotty proclaims that it’s impossible because the enterprise is in warpdrive, Spock(prime) proclaims that Scotty of the future has made a equation so that its possible, and Spock enters the equation and Scotty & Kirk are transported onto the enterprise, Kirk is fine, but Scotty finds himself inside a water pipe which leads to a grinder, so Kirk must save his new friend from certain doom, he finds the emergency hatch at the last second, and Scotty is saved.

Now they are caught by starfleet officers, actually the cadets that fought with Kirk back at the bar on earth, they bring Scotty and Kirk to the deck and to Captain Spock…

Now its time for Kirk to make Spock to show his human emotions, so he taunted him until Spock finally loses it and starts beating up Kirk, now he has Kirk on top of a console, like the table scene before, anyways Spock’s father walks in and calls Spock off, Spock then cites star fleet law that when a captain is too emotionally involved and not thinking straight they must step down, so Spock steps down, now people wonder who is going to be captain, welp since captain Pike made Kirk first officer before being captured, Kirk is now captain, he orders the ship to follow the Romulan ship, as it is now heading towards earth..

So they devise a plan to sneak up on the Romulan ship, Kirk and Spock both go as Spock says that he must try to save the only home he has now, so warp behind a moon of saturn, which with the help of Chekov is accomplished. Now hiding behind the moon, they devise a plan to have Scotty beam them aboard the Romulan ship, now Scotty tells them they should land in the cargo area if the designers have any sense, whelp they end up one of the main decks right in between a bunch of Romulan soldiers, so great now they end up in a fire fight eventually get away…

Now they find Spock’s(prime) ship which contains the red matter, the drill is now activating and about to start drilling into earth, so Spock takes his future self’s ship and gets out of the Romulan ship and flies down into earth’s atmosphere and destroys the drill by shooting it a part, and the drill falls into the ocean harmlessly, saving earth. Now Kirk goes and finds Pike who was being held by Nero, he removes the restraints and then Romulans show up and bring them to Nero, where he says he should have killed Spock when he had the chance, and that he’ll destroy Spock now…

Now Spock in his future self’s ship returns to space and sets his ship on a collision course with the Romulan ship, so u think Spock is going to sacrifice himself like Kirk’s father did, but just as it’s about to collide Scotty beams Spock from his ship and Kirk and Pike from the Romulan ship…

Now they’re safe back on the enterprise, Spock(prime)’s ship collides thus releasing a sh*t load of red matter basically tearing the Romulan ship from all sides, now Kirk offers to help save the Romulan ship to try and keep peace with the Romulans, but Nero says he’d rather die. So Kirk has all phasers blast Nero’s ship, so the Romulan threat is over, Nero is gone presumably dead, now the black hole the red matter created is trying to suck the enterprise with it too…

Kirk tells them to kick in maximum warp, Checkov says they’re already at maximum warp, Kirk askes Scotty if the ship can go any faster, and Scotty says i’m giving u all shes got, Kirk suggests launching some kind of explosive materials at the blackhole to make a big enough explosion that would propel the ship out of the blackhole, crisis everted…
br>BTW can’t believe i forgot this, Uhura and Spock are romantically involved, after Vulcan is destroyed, another sign of Spock’s human side, and he learns from his father that he married is human mother because he loved her, Spock’s mom unfortunately was killed by mere seconds and left on Vulcan as it imploded….

Now here comes the ending, we come to the council and you think they were going to re-open the hearing from earlier? nope, Kirk is given an accomidation for valor and courage and saving the enterprise and earth…then he is rewarded and Pike passes on Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, now we fast forward a little bit and Spock enters the deck, and says you have not selected a first officer, i would like to apply, i can give you references, Kirk cuts him off and says no need its yours, then u see Uhura, Sulu, Chekov, Scotty, McCoy, etc. then Leonard Nimoy says in over dub “these are the tales of the starship enterprise and its crew’s five-year mission to boldly go where no man has gone before.

THE END

Oh shoot forgot that Spock(prime) and Spock meet towards the end and Spock(prime) tells Spock to stay in star fleet and that he will take care of keeping the Vulcan heritage alive along with the other elders and form a colony on a planet that he’d picked…now the end

© 2009 CCSN


CCSN @ the MOVIES!! #001 *****Spoiler Warning*****

April 16, 2009

Hi there and welcome to the first edition of CCSN @ the movies! I usually see about a movie a week, so i figured i’d blog my two cents about the movies i see, so here we go…

This week i saw Observe and Report, starring Seth Rogen and Anna Farris. Seth plays Ronny, the head of security at a mall, and he has the dream of being a real cop and being with Anna Faris’ character Brandy who works at the make up counter at the mall. So as the movie goes along, there is a flasher in the mall parking lot, exposing himself to about 15 women in the parking lot. Now its Ronny’s job to catch him, after the second attack of the flasher, with the flasher flashing Brandy this time, it gets to Ronny big time and now the cops are called in.

Now Ronny wants to nail the guy and doesn’t like the fact that Ray Liotta’s character is trying to catch the guy for the police. Eventually Ronny gets Brandy to goto dinner with him, she forgets about it and when he arrives to pick her up she is pretty wasted, but they go out anyway. Now at the restaraunt Brandy gets tanked on everything, so when they get back from riding his bike back to her house she throws up a little, but Ronny still kisses her, then brings her in side. They end up fooling around…

Now Ronny gets involved with the security team to find the flasher, now Dennis his right hand mand shows him how to be tougher, and later admits that he’s the one stealing from the mall which ticks Ronny off, then he gets knocked out by Dennis, so he lost the theif, he’s all down on himself again.

Meanwhile he meets Nell, who he gets free coffee from everyday, and kind of talks with her. So now to prove to Ray Liotta’s character, he decides to try to join the police force, so he trains, goes through the obstacle course, fills out all the paperwork, then its time for the psych eval, which he ends up failing. So hes down on himself and can’t believe it, eventually he finds brandy screwing Ray Liotta’s character in a car..

Next Ronny is pissed and goes to the make up counter, where Brandy is now working, he smashes the counter, so now his boss calls the cops when Ronny refuses to leave, so now he ends up fighting the cops, and eventually ends up in jail.

Now hes out of a job, hasn’t caught the flasher, so hes bummed out and his mom gives him some advice..Anyways he goes back to the mall as a customer, goes and sits at the coffee shop, Nell who was in a cast and hairnetted before is now out of the cast and has gotten her hair done. She tries to offer Ronny a free coffee, but he said he came there to pay for it…anyways She ends up kissing him, now the flasher strikes again, and Ronny goes chasing after him through out the mall, grabs his gun hidden near the makeup counter and ends up shooting the guy, now he cuffs him, his old boss gives him his job back for catching the guy, then he drags the flasher off to the cops and proves that he’s better then them.

Now we skip ahead a few months, and Ronny is back at the mall working, now he’s going out with Nell and happy…the end I’d give this movie a 7 out of 10, pretty funny, but only a little bit above an average comedy…PEACE