Monday, May 20, 2013

Star Trek Into Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
I feel a little silly admitting this, but even though I read this in high school, I really didn't remember the book. In fact, the only thing I remembered is the ending. So when I say it felt true to the book, what I mean is the one scene I remembered was there. But even though I didn't quite know what to expect with the story, I really enjoyed this.

What's even more surprising is that I think I liked it more than Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet or Moulin Rouge. There was just something about it, that I can't quite describe, but really spoke to me.

I never would have expected the Jay-z soundtrack to work, but yet it did. It was definitely a fun ride, and one I can't wait to take again.

Star Trek Into Darkness
It's funny because even though these two movies look to be so different, there's something about them both that makes them feel similar to me. Again I really liked this one, I just can't quite articulate why.

I haven't seen the original tv series or a lot of the Star Trek movies, but even so I got a lot of the insides jokes. And I have to imagine if I was more well versed in the Star Trek universe I'd be catching the insides jokes in every scene or two.

I really think either one of these movies is worth seeing, just depends on what you're in the mood for. Although the one I'd most want to see again would have to be Gatsby.


  1. We went to see Iron Man 3. We'll see Star Trek next weekend. I'm looking forward to it.

    1. I really liked both of those, and think you'll really enjoy Star Trek.

  2. We went to see Star Trek this weekend as well (actually Eric practically dragged me there) and I surprisingly enjoyed it quite a bit! I'm currently reading the Great Gatsby because I wanted to read it before seeing the movie. I'm about halfway through and not sure how I feel about it. The writing style is definitely different than what I'm used to and I'm having a little trouble getting into it, but I do find the characters intriguing.

    1. It's funny because I don't remember really liking it in high school. But I read it in 10th grade which was over 10 years ago, so it isn't that much of a surprise that I remember so little. But even so I really liked the movie.

      And at first I found it interesting that you hadn't read it, because EVERYONE reads it in high school. Till I remembered everyone in the US reads it in high school because it's the great American novel, so it makes complete sense that you wouldn't have. But think I would have appreciated it more if I read it for fun, and read it now instead of at 15.

  3. I really liked these two movies as well. Leo did a great job as Gatsby. And, the young Star Trek crew is just as fun and amusing as the original crew ;-)