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.
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. I know this one has been divisive among Trek fans, but I happen to like this AU setting and the big budget doesn't hurt it any. There's only a few things that I would have liked differently with this one, but overall this is a slick and well thought out reinterpretation not only of the characters but of the universe and what we're used to and the nods to what's come before help too.
Audio Commentary: Director J.J. Abrams, Producers Bryan Burk and Damon Lindelof, and Writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci
This holds up so well. Everything about it is perfect. The chemistry, the thrills, the nods. Pure fun.
This movie is trash but I am the trash that can't stop watching this trash so...
Fast paced, well acted, fantastically written, and terrifically directed, movies like Star Trek remind me why I love movies. The action is insanely exciting, the visuals are phenomenal, and there are quite a bit of practical effects. One of my favorite sci-fi movies!
Engage... the lens flare.
I believe this is the second time I've seen this and it is much better than what I remember. Some of the cheap sets are a bit out of place, (including the Budweiser brewery Enterprise engine room) but still much preferable to flat CGI green screen some other space operas have gravitated to.
The science. Um... lets ignore the orbital mechanics of the HALO jump, the timely wimely time travel bits, and the surprise slow-motion supernovae that somehow catches an entire advanced planet offgaurd, yet is slow enough for a planet half a galaxy away to retrofit a ship to come save the day only to arrive slightly late with its RED MATTER. Oh, red matter.…
A cool restart of a great sci-fi franchise.
Muito legal e talz, nada de mais. J.J eh meio assim neh, mas OK.
Holy Shit. I was in a really mundane mood today and this flick elevated me. I fucking love this movie so much. Its bold, smart and action packed with jaw dropping visusals. I'm gonna go watch Into Darkness now.
- 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…
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
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