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.
I liked this quite a bit less than the first time I saw it. Though Abrams' Star Trek update remains a thrilling and fun film, there's quite a bit of emptiness to the whole matter.
It doesn't really have much to do with the character side of things, as the whole Kirk, Spock, and Crew taking up their destiny is easily part of what makes the film mostly satisfying. Instead, in an attempt to create excitement from set pieces, we have a flurry of superfluous action beats.
This might be a testament to Abrams ability to make a film that zips past before you even have a chance to think about what just happened, but the superfluous action beats ends…
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…
Yeah, another review of a Star Trek film leading up to the release of Into Darkness. Grabbed this on Blu-Ray, and my oh my does this film look amazing. The opening scene, the skydive towards Vulcan, the Enterprise being built - jaw dropping effects and visuals.
Since seeing this when released I've felt that this is the Grand Premier example of a movie that is a fun ride while watching, but a complete mess when you think about it later.
Watching the movie is thrilling. There's a great opening, lens flares that create motion and energy in a shot even when not much is happening, bar fight, comedy, actors that embody the three main characters wonderfully, skydive from space, coolest…
I forgot how good this was!
In my Wrath of Khan review, I stated that I was never much of a Trekkie. The film gave me quite a bit of insight into the lore of the franchise, though, and as a result I was able to pinpoint a bunch a neat references to it in this.
Reboots are tricky. They must be both modernized and familiar, and dammit, Star Trek passes with flying colors. Each famous character we know and love is introduced with memorable scenes, and the film expertly balances them all out, with no character feeling unimportant. The casting is spot on, and each actor brings a wealth of personality to their famous roles.
While I understand the…
An entertaining sci-fi film. A little dull in the middle, and the supporting cast is given very little to do here.
Rewatch as I'm going to see the new one this week.
I actually enjoyed this a lot more on the smaller screen, felt more personal somehow.
The genius of the casting, Pegg aside, really stood out for me this time. Ohura, Spock, Chekov and Bones spot on.
Probably won't get a chance to see the sequel until next weekend. Gave this one more watch in preparation.
This film has a lot of holes; from the villain and his scheme to the massive coincidences which allow the plot to move. There's also two scenes I would call flat out bad. And yet, so many of the elements here work that Star Trek is a hard film not to like. The cast is all good, the production values and action scenes are top-notch, and the music is really nice. Most importantly though, the film is able to hold a high level of energy and excitement throughout the entire film which rarely drops, if at all.
Brisk, snappy, and inventive. Charismatic actors imbue a life into these characters that's all the better when shown and not written. Charm and wit sometimes curbed by unnecessary one-liners and over-obvious fan lip service. Still, an energetic, fulfilling, even occasionally intelligent action adventure film that bears little spiritual connection with the series' namesake.
An insanely fun, hilarious, and well-executed sci-fi blockbuster. Everything was great all around and I really don't have anything to complain about besides the lack of any lasting thought and some cliche moments. Even if this is a blockbuster, I would like to think about something after it's over. But overall it is still a fantastic way to spend two hours. Excited for the sequel and I hope it holds up to this great blockbuster.
Gearing up for Into Darkness. This reboot/prequel held up well for a second viewing. Interesting to see Chris Hemsworth (Thor) as Jim Kirk's dad.
Said my roommate, casually watching as Uhura undressed.