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.
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.
Lensflare: the motion picture
The Wrath of the Lensflare
The Search for the Lensflare
The Lensflare Home
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Still love the crap out of this one though.
In every franchise builder, origins are both the necessary and unfortunate component that would potentially define its future, a moment that aims to restore or build the faith of its fan-base, but one that is difficult as often what we come across are rudimentary and repetitive, especially from a thematic stand-point. Division is a primary theme with such origin themes, one that emphasises the eventual assembly of something wonderful by its finale, a result that opens the pathway to its future and finally tell stories that are unique and compelling. It would be wonderful for a franchise to place its audience immediately at its middle-point, in regards to those that have already established a strong fanbase of its own, a…
Every lasting mythology needs reinvention. That includes popular culture. The stories of Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Superman and others have been reimagined by dozens of different writers, artists and actors across the decades. And yet, whether played by Johnny Weissmuller or Rony Ely, whether written by Edgar Rice Burroughs or Philip Jose Farmer, Tarzan remains instantly recognizable as Tarzan. Any child or senior citizen can identify any photo or drawing of Superman, no matter the artist or actor.
For a long time, Star Trek was a curious exception to this phenomenon; Shatner's Kirk, Nimoy's Spock, Kelley's McCoy and all the others seemed to lock actor and character together, seemingly forever. The story of Kirk's Enterprise had a beginning, a middle,…
I will forever regard the opening of "Star Trek" as probably my favorite opening to any movie ever. Because it does everything in its power to get you ready for what you're about to watch.
But that was the most I saw of this movie, and I always worried that the rest of the movie would never live up to how incredible it was, but I'm always ready to admit that I was wrong.
Because I'll be god damned if J.J. Abrams and crew did the impossible and not just make a damn great Star Trek movie, but just make a great movie in general.
Everything from the incredible effects (Which still look great a whole six years later), from…
Terrific, whiz bang entertainment. This is the movie that got Abrams the Star Wars gig, and with good reason; its one of the best blockbusters of the last 10 years.
About as successful of a reboot as one could hope for. It may be sacrilege to admit, but this film was really my wife and I's introduction to the Star Trek mythos and the jumping off point for our real fandom.
I think this film serves as an excellent introduction to the world without being weighed down by all the series and multiple films. It's full of action and I think any fan of action and/or science fiction should have no problem enjoying themselves during the run-time of this.
A solid recommend.
Saw it with the Kansas City symphony. Not only is it a great movie but it was made 10 times better with a live soundtrack.
Has more personality than about 99% of modern blockbusters, thanks to Abrams' directorial flair, a cast of amiable characters, and a fully-realized world that feels lived in.
All of which, in my mind, makes up for the fact that it's almost entirely lacking in subtext, and any theme exploration is largely of the "if you're the hero of an Orci/Kurtzman movie, the universe is in your favor regardless of any personal failings" variety.
Great origin story but then it falls apart at the end.
A magnificent reboot to an aging series. Abrams makes Star Trek a fun thrill ride in modern science fiction.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
The 2015 edition of the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films list.
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