Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The future begins
The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before. The human adventure has begun again.
I've been a Trekkie for as long as I can remember. Apart from the atrocious Voyager I've watched every series from back to front and back again. I love the universe, the characters and tech babble. And I'm really happy that Mr. Abrams loves all those things as well.
As far as tributes go they don't get much better than this. For it is a tribute first and a reboot second. The care that was taken in finding the perfect actors for these iconic roles pays off as they are all perfect. Unfortunately for most of them though they all get completely outacted by Karl Urban. His take on Doc McCoy is simply perfection and a joy to watch.
"I like this ship! You know, it's exciting!"
Yes, I watched Star Trek on May 4th. Deal with it.
This...this is how you do an origin story/reboot. You've got the cast showing us these iconic characters, then putting their own unique little spin on them, whilst still being completely recognisable as Kirk/Spock/McCoy etc, the standout for me being Karl Urban as McCoy.
Then there's the film itself. This is probably one of the most enjoyable movies that came out in a pretty decent year for films in general. The action is exactly as adrenaline-fueled and exciting as you'd imagine, the soundtrack is one of the most awesome/triumphant I've heard and those opening ten minutes are simply outstanding.
But it really is all about the characters and the interactions between the cast. Which are just brilliant.
Bring on Into Darkness. Let's see what you've got.
"So, we've managed to eliminate all enemy ships, no one on board was injured, and the successful rescue of the Kobayashi Maru crew is under way."
Nobody eats an apple like Chris Pine.
If the only Star Trek movie I like more than this one is Galaxy Quest then I'm a bad Star Trek fan, aren't I?
I don't think it's anywhere near perfect even for pulpy sci-fi (see previous review), but this is a film which uses spaceships and aliens to capture something resonant about family, friendship and masculinity, and that's something no amount of lens flares can ruin.
And it's just so much fun.
Kirk and Spock for 2009 Cutest Screen Couple.
I'm so sorry, it's been a long day.
Rumours around J.J. Abrams remastering the entire Star Trek filmography confirmed.
Lensflare: the motion picture
The Wrath of the Lensflare
The Search for the Lensflare
The Lensflare Home
The Final Lensflare
The Undiscovered Lensflare
Still love the crap out of this one though.
This review got way out of hand. It was more an exercise for me, a very long term Trek fan, explaining to myself why I liked this installment above the others. In short, Sacrilege! I’ll save you the read. It’s my favourite Star Trek movie because I felt it captured the spirit of the original series and characters far better than the others. Simple as that.
I remember the fall of 1966 like it was yesterday. I was 7 years old, and we had just moved to a new city, Montreal, that summer. I’m not sure how it came to be that I was in charge of the remote control on that weeknight evening, but, flipping through the channels I…
Screw it, I love this movie. Near perfect guilty pleasure sci-fi. Here's a quick list of problems that put me off the first time around which are still noticeable but don't bother me anymore:
- Screenplay Swiss cheese
- Undeveloped/nonexistent theming
- Infinite lens flares
- Camera too shaky & too close
- Overreliance on CGI
- Tyler Perry
- The message of the movie seems to be "it's wrong to destroy the home of the person who destroyed your home, but it's okay to destroy the person who destroyed your home for destroying their home."
- There's a nice symmetry between Kirk who lost his father and Spock who lost his mother and the way these two characters bond over their shared loss.
- There are almost as many Dutch angles as lens flares.
IMO, this is not a sci-fi movie with only Wow visual effects.
This is my fifth logged viewing of Star Trek, including its theatrical opening, though I could have sworn I also watched it with its commentary track at some point. While I've not reviewed it here on Letterboxd, I've talked about it quite a bit elsewhere over these last five years. I don't really have any new insights after this viewing, so I'll instead just hit the highlights of my reactions.
Like many fans of the franchise, I was initially wary of the concept but I left the theater wowed. What impresses most is that I don't see or hear Shatner from Chris Pine, but I do recognize Jim Kirk. Ditto the rest of the cast, who did a terrific job…
My internet is awful. This was just on Film4. Thanks to Film4 for giving me something to do. Thanks to this for remaining fun.
Perfect mix of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Star Wars". Just a fun adventure movie.
JJ Abrams se demostró el nombre idóneo para poner el contador a cero en la saga Star Trek. Los personajes creados para televisión por Gene Roddenberry, y llevados al cine por primera vez por Robert Wise en 1979, son absolutos ídolos en muchos países, aunque en España su predicamento siempre ha sido llamativamente escaso.
Por eso, lo mejor que puede decirse de este nuevo Star Trek cinematográfico es que puede ser visto sin el menor problema –incluso con un punto de disfrute- por el neófito en la saga. El planteamiento de “reboot” –es decir: volver a contar todo desde el principio- también ayuda.
Un producto digno que tampoco coló en nuestro país.
This decade has marked the inevitable comeback of many franchises that were lost in limbo or the nasty bloated box that is cinema chaos. Batman came back in a huge way after pulling its own life support with 1997?s Batman and Robin. Indiana Jones, although laughing all the way t the bank, made an extremely unnecessary comeback that in my opinion failed on 9 out of 10 levels. However, no matter how many franchises attempt this feet, only few really have the staying power to pull it off. Star Trek, as a franchise, was not one I would have thought 7 years ago could have done it. I was completely wrong. J.J. Abrams brings to life something that could easily…
The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- Pulp Fiction
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on November 11th; compared to 7th of April).
I'm sure that The…