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…
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.
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…
big surprise for me!
What a great way to kick off the new franchise.
This is a perfect example of how a reboot should be done: the heart of the original and the mind of the new age. Abrams has made Star Trek great again.
Such a great reboot for a long-lasting franchise. I'm not some hardcore Trekkie/Trekker, so all the things they tend to bitch and moan about with this film (and its sequel) don't bother me. Great cast, great action, great visuals...sometimes, that's all you need.
A spectacular sci-fi voyage which did its name proud, although Into Darkness would top it in 2013.
Mind that lense flair!
Great cast (Chris Pine is perfect as Kirk).
Villain is ok, but not great.
A very solid reboot.
I will not lie: this is what got me into Star Trek. Of course, I had heard about the legendary series my whole life. This movie was fun enough to get me sucked right in. Now, I'm a Trekkie and I'm never looking back.
J. J. Abrams remakes Star Trek into a lens flare-riddled action film. With the whole alternate timeline deal making it possible to meet all the characters as arrogant, authority-spurning youngsters, we end up with a sort of origin story that's at least entertaining, if not entirely on the level of some of the better Star Trek franchise moments. Although considering this is a remake of the original series as opposed to one of the later continuations, in many ways this could be seen as something of an improvement.
Still, I can't quite shake the feeling that much of the look and feel has been changed simply because the filmmakers could, not necessarily because it should have been.
However, negative aspects aside, the casting and characters are pretty nigh on perfect, so I'm excited to see the sequel.
- 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…
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- Pulp Fiction
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on November 11th; compared to 7th of April).
I'm sure that The…