The One About Star Trek and Pokemon

Two Quick Posts for the Price of One

   First off, the quicker of the two: Star Trek. I went and saw the movie and I would like to just say that it is probably one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I cannot find a single flaw in the film. It never dragged on, I was never bored. The range of emotions was amazing. I don't know what it is about J.J. Abrahms (or his underlings) but they have an incredibly ability to find great talent among a slew of relative no-names. I think the highest billing person in this movie was Eric Bana, who plays the villain. Maybe Simon Pegg.
   I'm not much for actual movie reviews, but I just want to say that this was a brilliant production. It won't change the way you view the world, and it won't elicit deep, thought-provoking conversations afterwords. Star Trek is just pure, old-fashioned fun.
   Also, I'm beginning to fear I have some sort of crazy power of causing remakes to happen. Allow me to explain. For the past two or so years I have debated on whether or not to buy a copy of Pokemon Crystal, arguably my favorite in the series. I've been busy with games I still need to beat and all that jazz, so I've managed to avoid it for a while. Plus, I kept living on the hope that it would get remade, thinking that the moment I bought it they would announce said unknown remake. Well sure enough, two weeks ago I pick up a copy of Pokemon Crystal, only to find out this week that in fact they are remaking it for the DS. Do I have some crazy power? I don't know. They did announce an FFIV remake for the DS shortly after I bought it on GBA. I finally start buying into the Persona franchise, even finding a cheap copy of 2, and then they announce a remake of the original to complete my collection in a non-junk way. (The original Persona wasn't so hot, translation wise.) Right after I beat Resident Evil 0 they announce a port of it for Wii.
   I don't know, maybe I'm just crazy. It might just all be coincidence (it probably is.) But we'll see. I should go pick up that copy of Link's Awakening I've been meaning to get...