Hammer Check Out The New Star Trek Movie!
Metal Hammer art editor James Isaacs straps a cornish pasty to his forehead and boldly goes where no metaller has gone before at the Star Trek premiere.
While the rest of Team Hammer were getting suited and booted for the premiere of Iron Maiden: Flight 666 over in some swanky part of West London, this particular Hammer geek was polishing up his Klingon battle armour for the other red carpet in Leicester Square. Yes, Hammer did boldly go to the star-studded showing of the new Star Trek film and if any of you Hammer devotees out there are partial to a bit of sci-fi, and we know that you are, you¹re going to shit your Starfleet uniforms. This film is immense.
Trundling up the red carpet behind Simon Pegg in a kilt and next to some page 3 model wearing what can only be described as a tin foil handkerchief, we duck in to avoid the mass of autograph hunters and paparazzi clambering for pictures of celebrities ranging from A to G on the sliding scale of stardom. The place is rammed, and a quick glance around sees that we¹ve been seated near the three chaps from Top Gear, Nick Frost and probably some Big Brothers twunts who seem to be looking under their seats, probably for a career. Before the film kicks off, the Director JJ Abrams of Lost, Alias and Cloverfield fame gives a little speech and introduces the cast, Zachary Quinto who some of you might know as a brain gobbler Sylar from Heroes seems to sporting a rather nifty 50¹s rock quiff. Very Supersuckers!
As for the flick itself, we obviously don¹t want to chuck any spoilers out there but no matter how deep your love of Star Trek or sci-fi runs, you¹ll go ape-shit for this movie. Battlestar Galactica made sci-fi fans out of people who previously thought the genre was run by people not unlike the comic book guy from The Simpsons. But this film will convert the unbelievers who thought Battlestar was a little too highbrow and cerebral and were looking for that fast-paced action that most successful sci-fi flicks are stuffed with. Matrix anyone? The characters are perfectly crafted, deftly nodding back to all the idiosyncratic behaviour of the original cast members. Kirk¹s a wisecracking, alien shagging fight machine. Spock¹s a tight-arsed, logic driven pillar of Starfleet regulations and Bones is a booze-soaked, mean tempered quack with a heart of gold.
This isn¹t a kick-ass sci-fi movie this is just a kick-ass movie, the green alien hotties and aliens with Ginsters pasties stuck to their foreheads are just considered a bonus.