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…
It's really entertaining while it plays and the cast is good. But the story isn't terribly memorable.
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, putting a stop to a lunatic out to obliterate the Federation starting with Vulcan. As both a reimagining and yet being an offshoot of what we had before, this manages to recapture that fiery spirit of the original television series and fit it within the epic scale of an action blockbuster. It loses some of that storytelling where we…
This was really a wonderful reboot to the Star Trek franchise that brought it into the modern age in a way that could be enjoyed by a wider audience than Star Trek had originally been able to capture. Some of that led to loss of elements that made Star Trek great but this movie still really works. JJ Abrams hit the nail on the head with this film that serves as one of the most obvious reasons he's right man (hopefully I'm right on this) to do Star Wars. Also, SOOO MANY LENS FLARES! 8-9/10 in genre, 8/10 overall.
Eigenlijk is deze gewoon heel leuk gedaan. De film zorgde voor een veelbelovende serie en met 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' werd die belofte zeker aangehouden. De knipogen naar de originele series zijn niet al te subtiel maar ik geloof niet dat iemand daar echt een probleem mee heeft, de fans kunnen er zeker van genieten. Eén van de slimste ontdekkingen van de filmmakers was de optie om parallelle universa te creëren binnen het plot. Op die manier kunnen ze doen met de 'nieuwe' karakters en de verhaallijnen wat zij willen en zijn ze niet meer gebonden aan de verhalen uit de oude series. Fijn om Nimoy weer even te zien, he will be missed in future Star Trek projects.
An amazing reboot and handled in a great way. Rather than just simply remaking the film, they wrote the reboot in as an alternate timeline using Leonard Nimoy as the anchor. Its an action packed new story to tell the beginnings of this new franchise reality. JJ Abrams has done what no fanboy director has done before, make a reboot/sequel that is not only an ode to the original, but actually successfully injects new life into the franchise.
Since the release of Into Darkness, I've been under the impression that I liked it more, but the first is actually better. I enjoy the less convoluted approach to the plot. It makes for a more satisfying and overall enjoyable film.
Eftersom jeg ikke er den store sci-fi nørd/ekspert gik jeg helt grøn og uvidende igang med Star Trek universet... Dette var en overraskende god film og jeg følte på intet tidspunkt trang til overspringshandlinger.. Jeg kaster mig dog nok ikke yderligere ind i det enorme Star Trek univers ud over "Into Darkness", som må ses indenfor nærmere fremtid...
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