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.
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…
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…
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.
Against all expectation the 'new' Star Trek is actually a highly enjoyable experience. Decent characterisation, plenty of action, all the genre points ticked and one or too surprises thrown in for good measure. Even the ubiquitous Zachary Quinto is not especially irritating and only the time travel elements registered on the nerve grinding scale. Well done to JJ Abrams and I may even watch the sequel.
Feels a tad bit like the series never recovered from Spaceballs, or possibly that's what I never got about the series in the first place. At once a zany succession of physical humor, like Simon Pegg getting bounced around in tele-porting water mains or Pine dealing with a rubbery make-up job while puking out his intestines, only to rebound seconds later for another terminal action scene where everything remains semi crucial. J.J. wants to preserve the plastic qualities of the Enterprise but he also wants to update with modern marvels - the oft discussed lens flares - pronouncing the death of your fathers' 'Star Trek' and then inviting Nimoy back which is so many mixed signals that the hodgepodge quality…
Minőségi rebootja egy méltán népszerű szériának. A túlzásba vitt lensflare effecteket leszámítva így kell profi módon újra értelmezni és korszerű formába önteni egy nagyszerű scifi-t. Ajánlom!
Still mostly a fun, multi-pronged origin story / reboot. I was going to complain about the plot machinations until I watched Into Darkness right afterwards.
It really becomes breathless and never slowing down once they leave the bounds of Earth.
Star Trek is absolutely one of my favorite blockbusters of the last decade. Breathless and gorgeous; Star Trek is lighter than air fun in the tradition of Lucas and Spielberg at their best. Add in the fact that this new cast replaces one of the most iconic science fiction casts in history and you've got some sort of movie miracle on your hands.
Truly one of my favorite films, even though I was not much of a Star Trek fan prior to watching it. Chris Pine, though perhaps limited in his true acting ability, fits this role perfectly (not like Shatner has incredible range as a performer, either). The chemistry he has on stage with pretty much everyone is great. Simon Pegg is also a favorite.
This film has some obvious holes/questions with the time jumping, but one sign of a good movie (to me, anyway) is when you are able to basically ignore any plot questions and just enjoy the movie for what it is. I always find this to be an enjoyable film despite any small plot questions it raises.
The only real negative for me is Eric Bana. He isn't a horrible villain by any means, but something about his story arc seems a bit flat and/or forced. He is good, but not great.
J.J. Abrams adds his genius sci-fi formula to an already well-established universe that literally redefines the term "reboot."
From the cinematic bag of tricks including lens flares, motion capture jostling and widescreen shooting to the sweeping sense of pace with an equally sweeping musical score, this film proves to be fast-paced and action-packed while still proving to be faithful to the loved source material. It may be because I'm of the modern generation that I appreciate and can get into this reboot more than the originals, but there is no denying that a star-studded cast, a passionate director and new age resources definitely add some great things to the whole Star Trek experience.
Visually gorgeous and thrilling, this film will…
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The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on November 11th; compared to 7th of April).
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