Star Trek – Beyond

I’ve liked the movie. It was fun.

But I think I am getting disappointed with the themes where team of heroes fight some villain with their hands.

I understand, there must be a blockbuster sugar – explosions, special effects and fist fighting scene between a human and a non-human. To make the opening weekend. But doesn’t it getting old?

Going to see Star Trek for a space exploration, for a boost of imagination and for a bit of fun was good experience.

But what I’ve missed is some reflection on existence in the space. Something deeper than a beginning monologue of captain Kirk.

What I also missed is some speculation on forces bigger than humanity. What was that weapon – besides some ‘ancient’ weapon? What could it be and where it came from? Shouldn’t it start a storm in the imagination? I would love to see that storm flashed out in a movie.

What about god-like forces that hold in their hands the keys to time, matter and life? Did they create the ‘ancient’ weapon? Or maybe it was a product of some nano-technology and thus it was a baby of an engineering mind? Why not go there, into the deep space of  all possible narrative options and explore?

It is Star Trek, it can be done!

P.S. My favorite sci-fi movie of the recent days is still Prometheus. Amazing, deep, beautiful. I want to watch it again now.

 

Games of choice. Lately.

I’ve been playing several games lately and wanted to share what they are:

  1. League of Legends – As a long time warcraft fan I’ve decided to give this game a try. And it got me. I was surprised how easily I could run it on my laptop and play using the trackpad. The efficiency and micro-management are not that good, but the fun is still there. And with some practice you could actually start winning these little battles.
  2. Starcraft 2 – Yep, still playing. Since Starcraft 1. Amazing multiplayer, like it was for the past 10 years. If you are into online strategy games – Starcraft is there, waiting for you to create an account at Battle.net, put the pro-player hat and start competing for the first place in the ladder.
  1. Pokemon Go – Unbelievable how much this game changed my perspective on Augmented Reality, and have shuffled my regular lunch spots.