Directed by J.J. Abrams
Written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Eric Bana
Its a daring move to try and reinvent a cultural phenomenon like Star Trek, but Director and Producer J.J. Abrams pulls it off flawlessly. Star Trek has been rebooted for a new generation, making it more accessible for the general audience, and yet still holding true for the old school. A fresh young cast play the iconic characters, they make them their own, while at the same time remaining faithful to the original characters. One that stands out in particular is Simon Pegg as young Scottie. The plot is so-so, but its mainly meant for restarting the story of the series (literally) into something completely different and new for future inevitable installments. The CGI effects are amazing, but whats nice is that it doesn't take over the movie like so many other summer blockbusters do. Star Trek is a must see, even if your a new comer to the series. It still holds true to the mission statement of the original show; to entice the audiences' imagination, and the excitement of new discoveries.
4 1/2 out of 5 Stars