On "Star Trek"
From The Dispatch:
"Star Trek" is a movie for everyone, and while it may suffer from some awkward expositional moments in the middle stretch (a problem that could have been avoided by including more of the plot explored in the excellent "Countdown" comic books that were released in the weeks leading up to the film's opening), what Abrams has done here is simply staggering. With its soaring space battles, gorgeous cinematography (complete with much discussed and hugely effective lens flares), and a grand score by Michael Giacchino (which recalls James Horner's work for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"), "Star Trek" is in many ways the quintessential summer blockbuster. It delivers the thrills without insulting the audience's intelligence, transporting us into another time and place on the wings of that good old Gene Roddenberry optimism.Click here to read my full review.