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.
Film #11 in The Star Trek Marathon!
Hats off to the writers and director J.J. Abrams for boldly going where no man has gone before.. back in time to explore the origins of our iconic heroes! Huge props for fleshing out the characters and for injecting new life into the often referenced mythos and lore that up until now existed only in the form of recalled memories or verbose dialogue!
Dispenses intense action like there is no tomorrow! Infused the story and characters with an unyielding sense of self, confidence and strength that it could easily be a stand alone film whose success is not dependent upon the viewer having to have a previous history with its…
"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
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…
I did like Star Trek. I did not, however, appear to like it as much as the rest of the whole damn planet.
I appreciate the decent helping of Australian actors in the mix (like personal favourite Chris Hemsworth). I can get behind the colourful and impressive special effects spectacle. Most of all I dig the reboot angle they pulled. The whole time travel/tangent universe thing is the perfect breeding of remaining true to the original, while still not constricting themselves to the old canon. Fantastic idea.
But I didn't love it. I'm a big fan of origin stories, but I personally feel that Star Trek never really breached past that point. The first half was brilliant, getting to know…
As modern day reboots go, this is very nearly as good as it gets: for all the jokes about lens flare JJ Abrams got the important things right:
1) A cast who (with the regrettable exception of Simon Pegg's take on Mr Scott) did a bang on job of evoking the original series characters without falling into the trap of doing impersonations of the original actors. (Zachary Quinto deserves double points for pulling this off even when doing a scene at the end with the original actor playing the original character!);
2) A setup for the new series of films that freed the reboot to echo the original series without getting tangled up in continuity (sadly, the followup badly botched…
As I was growing up, Star Trek really wasn’t front and center in the culture. Sure, it had its place, but that place wasn’t in the hearts and minds of the youth. So, I was pretty much raised a Star Wars kid, which sort of made this the appropriate film to get me onboard with Trek. Admittingly, JJ Abrams’ Star Trek has problems, most of them typical of many huge blockbusters of the time (and now, to be honest). It has a weak villain, vague science and more of a Wars vibe than a Trek one overall. Yet, I did and still do love the hell out of it. Despite all of its clear flaws, it excelled at doing what…
I thought that the first half, with its at times really clever characterisation, would set me up for an even better second half; what I actually got was dull directing, dull and cheesy writing (though I can forgive the cheesiness), and even more dull CGI.
Efectiva revitalización de la franquicia con los suficientes guiños a las series clásicas para no ofender a (casi) nadie.
Muy entretenida y te acabas acostumbrando a los "Lens Flare".
Decent reboot of the Star Trek franchise; more action less on the science fiction elements that made trek enduring. The cast did a decent job particularly Karl Urban as a young Dr. McCoy. Certainly better than it's sequel.
This movie is such an aesthetic marvel that it makes everything that's happened since all the more disappointing.
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…