When I saw the first Star Trek trailer, which was really a teaser, I thought the movie would be cool, since it's Star Trek, but honestly, the trailer was shit. It was just a bunch of people building the Enterprise. I also wasn't really very turned on the obscure cast, who I've never heard of, but J.J. Abrams surprised and delighted me as a choice of director. He's done some great stuff like Lost and Fringe, one of my favorite shows on TV right now. But he's just done TV, which is a whole different medium then movies. So the first teaser and the cast didn't really turn me on to the new movie.
But then I saw the new trailer, which is an actual trailer, and that — that looked much better. I didn't look like anything too spectacular, but it did look pretty sweet. It's like as they release more and more information on the new movie, I get more and more excited. So I when I saw the new trailer I was at the level "it looks cool." But when I heard it was going to be released in Imax just recently, I went from "cool" to "awesome." But here's the problem, and this is where I sort of go off on a rant.
I live in the capital of the state (not gonna say where exactly), and it's not like the capital of Utah or Idaho, no, I live in one of the largest states, in a relatively big capital city. And yet we only get about five mainstream films in Imax a year, if we're lucky. We got Kung Fu Panda, no Eagle Eye, and The Dark Knight, but we always get the films right before they come out on DVD or something, because we have a small audience or something. And I don't know if anyone else experienced this problem, but The Dark Knight was shit in Imax. The action scenes and cityscape shots, which I'm assuming were shot with Imax cameras, looked great, taking up the whole screen. But dialogue scenes and whatnot that I guess weren't shot with the Imax cameras had little bars, like the widescreen option on some DVDs. I wouldn't have minded this so much if it had been like that for the whole movie, but it kept switching back and forth between the two, and it was really fucking annoying.
Bottom line, Imax needs to either go all out or not at all. Because this half-assed having to wait for a movie, and getting movies that only take up part of the screen just isn't cutting it, at least not for me. Bottom line, when, not if, they release it here, they better have it full screen the whole time and release it the day it comes out.
So that's the end of that rant. Can't wait for Star Trek!