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.
"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…
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.
Star Trek (2009) producers follows the storytelling and adventures of the main character(s) (The Heroes ) and the crew under his command. In their journey, fighting to defend and protect Planet Earth from other worlds species / civilizations (the bad guys) attacks in their quest to control the Universe. Proving one more time that no matter how much time has passed, the good and evil / Hero and villain plot came and seems will remain a motivation for films plots for centuries to come. The rocket propelled spaceships are also another similarity that producers / director and writers keep using to draw and build on the film content; I can’t wait for them to use more chemical or biological means…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
So after the disasters that were most of the TNG films, the powers that be decided to reboot the franchise. JJ Abrams, who was clearly auditioning to make the next Star Wars film, brought his lens flares, an alternate time line, questions of destiny, and a younger cast to the big screen.
Nero's travel to the past, kills George Kirk and completely jacks up the timeline trekkies know and love. This of course frees the writers from 50 years of Trek canon, a freedom they completely ignore when the time came to make a second film but I've covered that in a previous review. We see Kirk and Spock as rebel children which is at odds with the histories of…
"What a piece of work is a man!"
A much better experience the second time around; the story is still needlessly complex and I prefer the pragmatic design of the previous Star Trek entries over Abrams' glinty and airy style but those are fairly minor complaints.
A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.
Astonishingly accurate and suspenseful prequel to the classic TV series, lots of fun to be had, especially for fans of the series.
I cannot, in all good conscience, call myself a Trekkie. I have no paraphenalia, I've never been to a convention, and I don't speak Klingon; BUT, I have watched the series since the 70s and have seen every Star Trek movie that has been release. It's from those credentials, and if the true Trekkies will excuse me, that I say this movie is a fantastic revitalization of the Star Trek movie franchize. Well cast, beautifully filmed, and there is respectufl homage (sometimes a bit too much) to the history of this franchise.
Looks great on blu. A good fresh take on the Star Trek mythology. The movie could have used some of Nero's backstory as presented in the prequel comic and other sources.
Entertaining, but more Star Wars than Star Trek
The good reports were all true! Abrams did a fantastic job working within Star Trek continuity to be able to tell a fresh story that still respected tradition. Brilliant!
- 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
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- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
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