Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, John Cho, Karl Urban, Zoey Saldana, Simon Pegg, Bruce Greenwood, Winona Ryder
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Just got back from seeing the movie, “Star Trek”. I also did a little shopping and picked up a brand new, Samsung, DVD Home Theater surround sound system which kicks ass, hooked it up already and I think the home theater sounds better than the movies at the mall!!!!!
Here is my review of JJ Abrams, “Star Trek” which I’m glad to finally see…
Plot/synopsis: “Star Trek” has been officially rebooted by Paramount, to focus on the earlier days of Trek back in the classic TV series. Since the original cast are now too old to reprise their roles, Paramount had no choice but to sign other young stars.
This film focuses on how the original cast got together for the U.S.S. Enterprise in the Federation. Starting off with how Kirk and Spock grew up, met each other…remember, Kirk and Spock never got along when they first met. They actually hated each other and shows it in this film. The characters of the new cast have similarities of the original TV series. The new Federation crew battle against the evil Nero, played by Eric Bana, who plays an alien called a Romulan. Leonard Nimoy as the adult Spock doesn’t really have a cameo, he’s pretty much in most of the movie.
My thoughts on the film? I think it’s the best “Star Trek” film since “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”. I don’t really have much to say about the new “Star Trek” film ’cause I was pretty floored and watched it in awe throughout. I wasn’t bored and thought the film was really amazing, breathtaking. The long wait to see this film was really worth it.
Congratulations to JJ Abrams, that man saved “Star Trek” big time. William Shatner may have missed his chance to star in this one, but I think JJ will get Shat in the next one, definitely.
Whether you’re a “Star Trek” fan or not, you gotta see this. You don’t have to watch the “Star Trek” series or the earlier movies just to see this film. The point of this new film, is to hopefully attract new fans to the “Star Trek” franchise. That’s why they thought it was a good idea to focus on the younger cast in this new one, to get new young fans to “Star Trek”, I agree, it is a good idea that they reboot to a younger cast.
Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto both did wonderful. The young Captain Kirk was a short tempered, womanizing man, which Chris pulled off nicely. Zachary Quinto playing the young spock is almost dead on with the young Spock from the original TV series.
Leonard Nimoy playing the old Spock was amazing acting by Leonard too. Eric Bana as Nero was fuckin’ badass! I think Nero was the best Star Trek villain since Khan! Zoey Saldana is fuckin’ hot, I think I have another celebrity female crush to add to the list. Bruce Greenwood playing Captain Pike was badass as well!
The film was perfect. I loved it all the way through. Great sounds effects, good scoring, good cinematography and special effects. I hope in the sequel, they will battle Klingons in the next one. I think the Klingons is my favorite Star Trek villains. “Star Trek” is a must see for all. Screw “Star Wars”, give “Star Trek” a chance, the “Star Trek” franchise deserves to get popular again and I’m very curious on how this one is going to do in the box office. Check it out! You won’t be dissapointed! I’ll want to see this movie a couple of more times in the theater!
Score for “Star Trek” = **** (4 stars as in “excellent”)