Welcome to another awesome edition of Movie Review Monday!
This week's movie is the recent documentary, To Be Takei, examining the life of the fascinating and one of a kind, George Takei.
For those uninitiated, George Takei played Sulu on the original Star Trek television series and subsequent movies. He has transformed over the years into an Asian American and LGBT icon through his tireless work to advocate for the rights of both groups, speaking from his personal experience in a Japanese internment camp as a child as well as his efforts to have his marriage recognized with his partner Brad.
This film is a small look into Takei's life, which is as busy as ever even though he doesn't do any major acting any more. He has numerous speaking gigs, signings, brief cameos, and produced the musical play Allegiance about Japanese internment which premiered a few years ago in California. People love George Takei and they support him wherever he goes, even in the digital realm where he has millions of fans from all over the world.
I enjoyed this look into George Takei's life. It feels very raw and real, and you see intimate glimpses into his and Brad's marriage as well as the authentic opinions of those around Takei. If you you're a Star Trek fan, you owe it to yourself to check this movie out. It's a light, fun, and unique treat and a fine way to honor an amazing man who is sure to be remembered for generations to come.
You can check out To Be Takei, streaming right now on Netflix!