Ok, I didn’t hate this. I know I should. It’s a video game adaptation and was widely panned when it arrived in theaters earlier this year. But honestly, it’s not terrible. It’s mostly just an action movie. It’s forgettable but also somewhat entertaining at times. Look, I wasn’t expecting much so with lowered expectations, I enjoyed it for what it was. One thing to note, beyond his role as Spock, Zachary Quinto isn’t great, especially in this. No charisma, stilted dialogue, unbelievable character. I questioned his talent level after seeing this.
One good thing to note is that the action here is less shaky-cam than I expected. That already puts it up a notch in my book. Is the plot ridiculous? Sure. Is the acting overly serious while spouting cheesy dialogue? Yep. But it’s based on a video game and in that context, a lot of this fits the aesthetic of the games. If you like this sort of thing, this was better than you heard.