Film Review Misses Mark

RECEIVED Mon., May 20, 2013

Dear Editor,
    Please make a note not to print any more movie reviews of big action movies by Kimberley Jones [Film Listings, May 17]. She gets kudos for giving it 3.5 stars, but her review of the new Star Trek film has far too few good things to say. To hear her tale, it was all business as usual – unimaginative, predictable. I say she is out of touch. You don't have to be a Trekkie to enjoy this movie. It was kickass! I was very impressed and pleased, not only with the epic and multiple big-scope action scenes and special effects, but also with the multiple, close-in, person-to-person dramatic exchanges which, for the most part, were very well-acted, directed, and shot, eliciting in more than one scene some visceral sensations of these characters as real people. Her review sadly missed the mark, and you should have someone else write a new review for the film. Dare I say it: I don't think K.J. had the right amount of testosterone to do this film justice. Maybe she needs to eat some oysters or work out; I don't know. But your readers deserve better. You wouldn't send Mike Tyson to write a review of Sense and Sensibility. No more K.J. on blockbusters.
Stephen Summers
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