Saturday, May 9, 2009

Star Trek

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


  1. Nice review. I really appreciated how they worked time travel into the film. It allows them to keep the best part of the show (the characters and interactions between them), and not have to worry about the history set up by previous Trek timelines. As you mentioned, the use of special effects was also done very well. Great balance between the visual and the relationships.

    The references to previous Trek lore was fun, yet subtle. I loved how they sent three people (Kirk, Sulu, and the other guy) down to the drill platform, and (just like in the TV show) the poor ensign you've never heard of gets killed.

    One question...what was that big ditch doing in Iowa?

  2. Another homage to the original series is that all the no names wearing red die.'Thee other guy' who goes with Sulu and Kirk was wearing red, and I called "watch out red guy! Your gonna die!"

    As for the ditch in Iowa I have no idea. Some kind of mining?