Today I went with my father to see Star Trek Into Darkness, due to the fact that my dad is a big Star Trek fan and I was looking forward to seeing the sequel as well. I won’t reveal or spoil anything, but I did want to talk about the movie in this post.
Before I say anything, just know that this movie is worth seeing, it is an incredible film. It was well written, well directed, and was full of action and suspense all the way through. I liked the acting and the emotion conveyed by the cast; there are many good things to say about this movie. In action films, I always like to see what a villain is like; they make up so much of the story and how well the story is. And in STID, Khan (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is an incredible character played by a very good actor.
I always judge a villain by how much they make me hate them throughout the film, it sounds weird but if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. You don’t want to see the heroes win when the enemy is just an average guy or just isn’t “evil.” In movies you WANT to hate the bad guy, and you want the goo guys to win. Khan is of no exception in Star Trek-I wanted to hurt the guy, and he didn’t even do anything to me. I can’t say why I hated Khan so much because that would involve a lot of spoilers, and nobody wants that. All I will say, is that Khan is one evil dude, and if you’re like me, you’ll love to hate him in the movie.
Khan is evil, Star Trek is good, that’s the point I’m trying to make here. Khan (for me at least) stands among the ranks of great villains such as Christopher Nolan’s version of the joker, Doctor Who’s “The Master,” and The Governor of The Walking Dead. List your favorite villain in the comments below if you feel inclined, add more ideas to the list of good villains.
Trends and fashions always seem to return to society after they seem to I into a coma with little odds I coming out. In the 70’s, punk music was very popular and died down around the 80’s, only to make a tremendous return in the nineties after the disbandment of Nirvana. Decades always seem to make a return, and if I were a betting man, I would say that the 2010’s are bringing a return of the “me” generation, or a others may know it, the 80’s.
If anything gives it away, it’s the fact that the society of teenagers are obsessed with ourselves all over again. They focus on what they want to do, going off of what the majority of parents did as children. There are outrageous styles again, with the baggy pants and the flat bill hats, stuff that when we are adults, kids will see out photos and go “what were you thinking??”
But if there’s anything that I think signals a return of the 80’s, it’s the music. In the last few months alone, I have found oh so many albums with that synthy, poppy sound that a lot of eighties music had back in the day. These bands are straying from what they’ve been doing for the longest time and while I like the music and find I interesting, I wonder if it will take over society.
Some good examples I found were Paramore’s self titled release, the new Daft Punk album, and I also heard a single called “Sick of It,” off of Christian hard rock band Skillet’s upcoming release. Paramore has a new electronic influence reminiscent of a new wave album, and Daft Punk has a lot of old school house and electronic music in it. Skillet’s single even has a synthesizer solo in it. These are just some theories but I don’t think I’m in the wrong here, making suggestions like these.
Let me know what you think of a possible 80’s return; for me I hope it means better rap music than what we have now.