Must Watch: J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Trailer - What Do You Think?
My name is James Tiberius Kirk! The first full trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek has arrived online in glorious high resolution today after showing in theaters all weekend. Given most people have already had a chance to watch it, all that's left to do is discuss whether Abrams has pulled it off or not. Personally, I love this trailer, I think it does a great job of introducing us to Abrams' completely re-imagined world of Star Trek. Sure, it's not like the Trek we all know from the past, but those days are long gone. This is Abrams' reboot, his re-imagination of a beloved franchise, and it looks refreshingly badass (you'll see what I mean). It's a new Star Trek, and it looks like an incredibly exciting and entertaining modern day version.
The biggest complaints I've heard come from those who are comparing this directly to the original "Star Trek" series with William Shatner. That series ended in September of 1969 - get over it! It has been 39 years and now we're getting a completely fresh new take all over again. This isn't supposed to be a complete redo of the original series, this is Abrams' taking the elements of the franchise and turning it into something modern and exciting again! Take it for what it is and enjoy it. What do you think?
Watch the trailer for Star Trek:
You can also watch the Star Trek trailer in High Definition on Apple
Star Trek is directed by J.J. Abrams (of "Lost" and Mission: Impossible III) and is written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (of The Island, Mission: Impossible III, Transformers, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). This is the 11th movie in the Star Trek universe, following most recently Star Trek: Nemesis in 2002. Star Trek is set to land in theaters everywhere on May 8th, 2009 next summer!