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 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.
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…
I like this ship! You know, it's exciting!
I enjoy this film a great deal. It breathes new life into my favorite characters within the franchise and I honestly think how they went about setting up this prequel/reboot/re-imaging was a bit ingenious in it's simplicity. With that said however, J.J. Abrams has crafted a film that is more concerned with making Star Trek cool then actually making a great film.
The emotional impact of the film's opening is incredibly over the top with Kirk's father sacrificing himself to save the entire ship's crew at the exact same moment that Kirk himself is being born. The scene has all the subtlety of a Michael Bay film but with better acting…
The great thing about Star Trek is how quickly it throws you into the middle of a crisis and how the pacing doesn't let up. There is no wasted space, no wasted script, no wasted visual. This continues after the opening credits, where the pace slows down a little as it must in order to introduce the characters, but even here there is always movement, action, something going on. Everyone is introduced while engaging in some action, and everything everyone says is just enough to say something about them.
Case in point: our introduction to young Kirk. He isn't having breakfast with his mother so that she can say Kirk and he could call her mother and we could know…
Stunningly good! When I first heard this movie was in the making, and that J.J. Abrams was the guy helming it, I had a feeling it'd be something beyond the average. The trailer alone gave me goosebumps and the movie, despite all my fears, did live up to the promise.
Not only is it an awesome, grand and in many ways fantastic sci-fi film, but it's given Star Trek a new face, and reinvented the whole franchise into something more modern and exhilarating. And it couldn't have come at a better time. Because after the soulless Star Trek: Enterprise series, along with the highly disappointing Insurrection and Nemesis flop, this is just what we fans needed.
Many trekkies (at least…
I still think this movie is stupid, and ugly, but I can see now why it's so popular. It is rather single-mindedly crowd-pleasing. But still, I can't imagine why anyone would watch this movie and think, "Lens flare and constant camera movement! That's what Star Wars needs!"
A good barometer for a film is whether or not you tire of watching it upon repeat viewings. While Star Trek (2009) may be joining lofty company, such as The Social Network and Casablanca, it is no less deserving of a place at the table. JJ Abrams sucessfully rebooted the 40+ year old franchise with heart, amazing special effects and a great cast. This is sci-fi and Trek done right.
Re-watching this I had hoped it was as good as Into Darkness but it wasn't. This is good, but it's not Into Darkness good. I still love it though.
cliche space expedition story.
I'm not a Star Trek fan, let alone a science fiction fan. I can't stand huge blockbuster movies filled with clichés. This is a huge blockbuster movie filled with clichés. I don't know if it's just this movie in particular or if it's that I haven't seen a big blockbuster movie in a while, but I really enjoyed this. It's over the top and oddly paced, but I found it to be fun. Definitely a great watch when there's nothing else to do. I bought Into Darkness for a low price today for black friday, so I'm onto that next.
I will say this "reboot" was enjoyable, but it certainly ISN'T Star Trek.
I think this is a great Sci-Fi movie. If you're into Sci-Fi, it's a must watch!
There's quite a lot of character build so you really get sucked into the movie. I've watched this 'Star Trek' (2009) and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (2013) straight after it. I strongly recommend doing so!
Some parts this movie reminded me about other Sci-Fi movies/games like Star Wars (of course) and Mass Effect.
As someone who never liked Star Trek, I naturally did not expect to like this film, but I love J.J. Abrams, so I gave it a shot. All I can really say is that the movie is extremely enjoyable. I love J.J's direction, the writing is quick and clever, and the cast all have great chemistry and play their parts well. I particularly love Zachary Quinto as Spock. Not to mention the visuals in the film are absolutely beautiful. Michael Giacchino's score is also just incredible. When all said and done, this is one of the best science fiction blockbusters of recent years.
Where the hell are Winona Ryder and Chris Hemsworth!?!?
*runs off the find DVD to rewatch it*