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 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.
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.
"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
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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…
Dire nonsense taking liberties under the guise of an "alternate reality" which in truth is where the film should be consigned. Shame on you Simon Pegg.
Before you dismiss this under the clause “I’m not a Trekkie” Don’t! J.J. Abrams, the man behind the popular TV series Lost & the 80’s saturated adventure film: Super 8 - delivers an exciting and visually stunning space romp with a host of amazing characters that you won’t forget in a hurry. From the charismatic James T. Kirk, the straight laced and emotionally challenged Mr. Spock to the comedy relief of Scotty played by Simon Pegg, the cast is rich with variety and each one holds their own impressively considering the sheer number of characters in the film. It is set before the original TV series and introduces the character James T. Kirk from birth through to success as a Starfleet…
The first time I saw this movie, I didn't think highly about it, and was wondering how did they pick J. J. to direct the new Star Wars. This time, however, I enjoyed it quite a bit, unexpectedly.
The best thing about this reboot is how kinetic and fast it is. On a first watch it seemed like J. J. was just moving the camera all the time, without an apparent reason, and that bothered me, because it served no purpose. It's just the style of this movie: let's make it as fast and as energetic as possible, and that might be the reason all the scenes in the bridge look like action scenes, essentially. A lot of scenes start…
Watched this with my sister. Wanted a funny action movie, this qualifies as both in my opinion.
A wonderful crash course in all things Trek, positively bursting with nods and references (I picked up on even more of them this time, most being references to Wrath of Khan), and a spectacular action movie all at the same time. If you only ever watch a single thing related to Trek, this should really be it.
Best of all? Afterwards I took out the TOS Blu-ray set and we watched the original version of "Arena", laughing our asses off from start to finish.
With this film, it almost seems as though JJ was trying to make a Star Wars film in disguise.It does stay true to what Trek NEEDS to be, but that zippy, quickly paced, high octane element, that's highly evident, is extremely reminiscent of the Skywalker saga, and also helps deliver some of the best action/adventure in the last decade.
My worries about TFA are truly set aside when witnessing what JJ accomplished here. The fun and excitement within this film is more than enough to prove that he's up to the task.
Solid re-imagining of the Star Trek franchise. Who knew Chris Pine had it in him to play such an iconic character as James T Kirk? I thought he was one and done when I saw him acting beside Lindsay Lohan in "Just my Luck" in '06. I happily admit I was wrong.
The casting was great, starting with Pine and the new pointy-eared Spock, Quitno. Saldana as Uhura was a brilliant move. She is confident and sexy! Bana as Nero was a challenging villain for the Enterprise. And Urban's Bones channels the former Dr. McCoy, DeForest Kelley, to a tee. And I love that my childhood crush Winona Ryder was in the cast too, playing Spock's mother.
Some great battle scenes verses Nero and the Romulans, and among the crew themselves. The fight between Kirk and Spock aboard the Enterprise was short, but highly exciting.
Star Trek was one of my Top 5 favorite movies of 2009
While there are quite a few similarities to another seminal classic [SW:IV], Star Trek (2009) was a fine reboot of a classic series featuring a cast that will hopefully be around for a few more films. Whereas Into Darkness did too much to repeat the success of Wrath of Khan, this film did pave its own way and works without extensive knowledge of the Star Trek universe. Although they would be missing out on half the fun.
I'm not a ST fan (or hater). This was okay but not enough to convert me to the series.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
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