The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
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.
Freeing itself from the baggage of the previous instalments by setting its plot in an alternate timeline, thus preserving the contents of the original series without entirely depending on it, Star Trek is the reboot of the highly popular franchise of the same name that attempts to resurrect its vast universe from the ground up for a new generation of viewers but it has a lot in store for the old Trekkies as well.
Taking place in an alternate reality from the original series, the story of Star Trek follows the early years of James T. Kirk & Spock, covering their time in Starfleet which is soon followed by them travelling aboard the USS Enterprise to go against Captain Nero; a…
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.
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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…
Star Trek was once just a T.V. show, and not a particularly well produced show either, but that show laid the groundwork for a universe that would support five spinoffs, ten feature length movies, countless novels, and unlimited merchandising. This is a series that elicits some of the most passionate fandom in all of pop culture, but that was also its undoing. I for one love Star Trek; I own all the movies and I’ve seen every single episode of all five live action T.V. series. In spite of this, I’d never call myself a full fledged trekkie, because that word conjures up disturbing images of grown men living in their mother’s basement who dress up as Vulcans to go…
A delight. I love this movie even more that just after it came out - it's full of energy, visuals are great and cast is charismatic. While it doesn't address big questions as star trek fans would love, it's an adventure worth taking.
I've never beamed three people from two targets onto one pad before!
Star Trek is J.J. Abrams at his giddiest and least restrained. Unrestrained J.J. isn't really a thing, but with Star Trek, he creates a chaotic orgy of great things.
From the first scene, Star Trek is emotional and inherently human. What Roddenberry's original series had in progressiveness, Abrams' film has in humanity.
The characters are brought to life spectacularly by the immaculate cast.
The dialogue is clever and constantly funny.
The visual effects are absolutely stunning. I get that Avatar had more effects, but they're not even close to being as good as these. Quality over quantity, Academy.
Dan Mindel's camerawork is superb.
Michael Giacchino's score is one…
Enjoyable. Good casting. But.. Spock and Uhura... WHY?!
2009's "Star Trek" is a magnificent adventure film. It if funny, action-packed, and emotional. The score is amazing, the performances are great, the visuals are top-notch. We can call J.J. Abrams the franchise saver.
This is really good, and so visually stimulating that you don't even notice (or care) that they're making a mess of the canon and the characters. It doesn't really matter, though; this is 21st century Star Trek, with a whole new timeline, and the old tropes are tired and overused. The film pays enough tribute to the original series to start a new franchise successfully, I think, and in that sense it's as good as Casino Royale or Batman Begins - perhaps even better, because it's light and fun and not tied down by dark character psychology.
That said, I wasn't sold on their explanation of the alternate timeline - it's similar to this latest season of Lost with how…
I loved this movie- such a great reboot
So fun, but kinda shallow.
Slick, engaging, fast paced, fun, and dumb.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!