Some movies I saw lately in the cinema or on dvd. I'm gonna keep the reviews short because otherwise I'll probably say what others said tons of times. I'll keep it to a short judgement and a personal touch (where possible).Terminator Salvation
I can be fairly short about this one, it wasn't as good as say the first Terminator movie, but I díd like it as an actionpacked popcorn cinema movie. Nothing too deep, just a saturday night action movie. What I didn't really like is what might be a problem MC
described as the thin line between making a reference to a movie and ripping it off. In TS there were Matrix-like drones and a bunch of other things that were more on the ripping off side of the line than the reference-making side of a couple of movies. Startrek
This was *yes your heart is gonna skip a beat* the first Startrek movie I saw in the cinema (not the first I saw!!). I really liked it though. I mainly grew up on startrek next gen with an older startrek version ep now and then on bbc or so. Of course I roughly knew most characters but not as well as with the other trek series. They told the story in a way that even when you're not a yearlong trek-vet you can get along just fine. I heard that a lot of startrek fans didn't like it, but well their problem. Another small thing I liked was that the accent of Pavel Chekov didn't irritate me. Sometimes you think..oh there we go again..the Russian accent guy, but it felt good here. There was a bit of too much drama at one point though (dramatic music etc) but I guess there's got to be something for everyone.Windtalkers
I saw this on dvd. I liked the war-action scenes because the movie sketches the confusion of battle in the pacific as good as I might imagine it really was. But the movie was supposed to have a decent story about how the Navajo worked as code talkers and how important they were, but the entire story kinda got washed away by the action. It was more of a side-thing for the movie and I don't want to say that it should have been the other way around, but there was no balance. Oh and there was a very small love interest for Nicolas Cage which could have been left out just as easy, it didn't add anything to the movie.