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Star Trek

Star Trek

The Trekkies are back and better than ever.

J. J. Abrams prequel is a hit in my eyes. This movie starts us at the very beginning of James T. Kirk’s birth and moves forward from there. We see him join the Star Fleet Academy and slowly are introduced to the rest of the U.S.S. Enterprises’ future crew. From Spock to Sulu to McCoy to Checkov, all characters are perfectly cast and you get a good feeling of the original actors that made these characters famous.

The story is your typical time space dealings of old returns to young to right some wrongs. Sure it’s a cliche in itself but you don’t care. You are interested in seeing the characters grow in order to win whatever conflict is ahead of them. It’s also nice to watch some space action along the way. Star Trek, unlike the new Star Wars movies, doesn’t look cheesy or fake (for as real as computer graphics can become).

For those worried that you need to have seen prior Star Trek movies or tv series, no more need to worry. I believe the movie gives those of us with prior knowledge the small tidbits we need to enjoy it further but not enough of them that those who are clueless of what has come before will not enjoy the movie. One of the guys in my group had never seen any of the movies and he enjoyed it just as much as I did.

[Rating: 4.5/5]

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Andrew Says:
May 10th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Loved the movie, agree with most of your points especially the quality of the space action. Gave it the same grade too. Still haven’t seen wolverine or read your review. Hope you are well.

Ben Says:
May 10th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

It’s also interesting to see all the name/face worthy actors in this movie that I didn’t realize previously: Winona Ryder, Tyler Perry, Jennifer Morrison (House), Anton Yelchin (Hearts in Atlantis), Faran Tahir (Iron Man), Clifton Collins Jr, and Eric Bana (Troy).

In a non-Star Trek point, the space action gives me hope that a Green Lantern movie is possible and could be a hit.

Joe Says:
May 26th, 2009 at 9:59 am

Just saw this last night. Thought it was great. i was worried that a prequel wouldn’t be able to stay true to everything that was in the orig series – but the time travel plot skillfully dodged that issue completely… Definitely a movie made by the creators of LOST.

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