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Review: J.J. Abrams' Star Trek - Epic Sci-Fi at its Finest

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April 24, 2009

Star Trek

I never thought this day would come. I'm a born-again Trekkie, through and through. Last night I finally got to see J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, and to put it simply, it blew me away. Although I had set some incredibly high expectations - being a long-standing sci-fi addict and a hardcore fan of at least "The Next Generation" as well as J.J. Abrams - it was everything I had hoped for and more. I know I say that quite a bit on here and I do get caught up in the hype, but this time I will insist that it kicks ass and it won't soon be forgotten (like Star Trek: Nemesis was). No, this is a Star Trek that has rejuvenated the franchise in a truly epic way.

It might have helped get me in the mood that I was surrounded by hardcore Trekkies who were quizing each other with trivia right up until the lights went down. In all honesty, that only made me feel more a part of the universe that J.J. Abrams' re-introduces us to in 126 minutes. While a total of 79 episodes of "The Original Series" have established one of the most detailed and distinct sci-fi universes ever imagined, it only took Abrams one movie to successfully re-inject all of those characters we love and everything that made that series so classic and entertaining into an exciting and refreshing restart of a beloved franchise.

At its foundation, Star Trek would not have been as exceptional as it was without a great script, and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci deserve an immense amount of praise for their work. Not only did they put together a fantastic story worthy of Gene Roddenberry's blessing, but it's packed full of all the great Trek nuggets that geeks like myself want, and need, to see in a great Star Trek movie. And best of all, their characters are absolutely flawless, and provided the perfect infrastructure for the actors build upon.

Speaking of the actors, Chris Pine pulls off the impossible, and not only stands up against more experienced actors like Bruce Greenwood and Eric Bana, but stands out as one of the best damn leads I've seen in a sci-fi movie in a while. In addition to Pine, it's really the entire cast that shines, from Zachary Quinto as Spock, to Karl Urban as Bones, to John Cho as Sulu, to Zoe Saldana as Uhura, to even Eric Bana as Nero. I wouldn't even say there was anyone that underperformed, because at the most important moments, every last actor shined their brightest. Although I will say the best performance of all - Leonard Nimoy.

What I just loved about this Star Trek movie was, simply, seeing all of the introductions to all of the characters. Yes, we get to see Kirk cheat on the Kobayashi Maru test; yes, we get to see how Bones gets his nickname; yes, we get to see how Uhura becomes the Communications Officer because she's so talented; yes, we get to see how Scotty ends up aboard the Enterprise; yes, we get to see how and why Spock decides to join the Federation. Every time one of the classic characters would get their introduction, or say any of the lines that they're so well known for, the audience would cheer, and I would get chills down my spine.

It wasn't just that, though. Having someone as extraordinarily talent as J.J. Abrams pull together all the great performances, the vibrant cinematography, the unbelievably epic action sequences in space, inside, and on the ground, the wonderful score from Michael Giacchino, and everything else, is what made it so phenomenal overall. Abrams has reminded me why I love movies so damn much and why I love science fiction so damn much. Only the very best filmmakers can do that, and J.J. Abrams is certainly one of them. And without a doubt, his version of Star Trek is one movie that I instantly fell in love with at first sight.

Lastly, I need to say that I think Abrams has spoiled us, because I'm just dying to see this series continue on exactly as it now exists with the crew we now know and love. But I don't want to have to wait two years for every new 126-minute "episode." I was so incredibly excited by the ending (and during the final scene), that I didn't want to leave the theater, I wanted to just sit there, watching it over and over again until the next movie was ready to debut. Luckily, I'm probably I'm not the only one who is going to feel this way.

Alex's Rating: 9 out of 10

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  • Wraith
    Can't wait....
  • Cool review, although I hate you for abusing the word "simply" (two times might not seem such a big deal, BUT IT IS)! Anyway, I'm a harmful critic 😛
  • Josh
    just jizzed my pants cant wait
  • LINKFX
    I really want to know what a non-fan will think about the film. That will dictate opening weekend? Is the general public interested? For me, I can't see how this would be able to get Iron Man numbers...
  • That's a good question... And from what I've heard, everyone is loving it, even non-fans. A lot of people are calling it this summer's Iron Man, and I think it could match those numbers. I think Paramount is worried about getting non-fans into theaters, but they know once they're there, they'll love it. It's very approachable as great sci-fi, even though it has all those geeky things, but it's still a great movie for non-geeks, I think.
  • Neil
    so excited about this film. It sounds like it's everything it should be and more you have me even more excited now. This could be one of the biggest films of the year.......BRING IT ON :)
  • Darunia
    9.5? Really? I just don't see how comparing to other great action movies and sci fi movies, this warrants a 9.5. Unless you used to be a star trek fan...
  • Darunia
    The plot is paper thin, the story is mostly fan service, and you watched this in a not so standard environment. Clearly, it got to you. I'm waiting to see what happens when people go see it in theaters, with standard crowds, and almost no knowledge of Star Trek stuff.
  • Darunia
    @ LINKFX Right now, for example, Wolverine is tracking twice that of Star Trek. The hype and excitement you are seeing right now, mostly JJ Abrahams orchestrated hype with the fans.
  • What the... the plot is paper thin?! Are you out of your mind?? How would you say that? This was a very complex, thought out, and very well orchestrated story, unquestionably! You just seem to be on the other side of things with a lot of hatred towards Star Trek. You can have your opinion, but the plot is by no means paper thin!
  • I dont think anything Abrams has ever done is paper thin. The guy is just too smart. I myself am more of a star wars fan and star trek the next generation was something I watched when I was a kid up late. So not a trekkie by any means but man when I saw the first trailer I got chills and I am pumped for this. Also I am a HUGE Abrams fan aswell.
  • memphistyler
    @ darunia who is JJ Abraham? you are an ignorant pessimist trying to bring something you can't get involved in down.
  • Chris
    being a long-standing sci-fi addict and a hardcore fan of at least Taken directly from your review. I'll believe the hype when a non trekkie reviews the film
  • johnny rockets
    does hollywood reporter count as non-trekkie? they gave it a great review too http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film-reviews/film-review-star-trek-1003964428.story
  • Darunia
    JJ Abrams. Geez, i misspelled his name. Yes i'm ignorant...you'll see when you see the movie. Great fun time at the movies, definitely the Iron Man of this Summer. Trekkies are so happy about it, that they try to sell you, not as it being just a big fun popcorn movie, but as a genuinely landmark in the sci fi genre. Far from it, it's as much of a landmark as Iron Man. All i'm saying is, this movie is getting a bit too overhyped/overrated by the fans.
  • Jonny Diamond
    The last thing this world needs is another Star Trek movie. Pfff.
  • I remember the Trekkies at college, they smelled and liked to talk about how in theory everything Star Trek could be 'real', which was always annoying as I was enjoying terrible low budget scifi at the time and they would shoot it down with phazers set to kill. Saying that, I reckon I could withstand the body odour problems and endure the film it looks great, J.J. Abrams is the business, Zachary Quinto is a super actor, it's even got Simon Pegg in. Live long and fester! Death grip...
  • Aaron
    @darunia Wolverine may be tracking big, but so far Star Trek is outperforming the new X-dude movie in ticket pre-sales. Given that Star Trek is a week later than Wolverine in release dates, that bodes well for Kirk, Spock & J.J.
  • Timothy
    So you liked this better than Watchmen?
  • Timothy
    I've always sort of disdained Star Trek and I'm excited about the film, and I think a lot of other people will do. I think, almost without a doubt, it'll be a success and become a successful reboot. I wouldn't at all be surprised to see this make more than Iron Man, certainly more than Wolverine which is a total b-movie with a b-script, b-special effects, etc. etc. This, at least, will be exciting and detailed and hopefully have a decent script and good acting.
  • ?????
    As a non Star Trek fan and a casual sci fi fan, I'm looking foward to this movie.
  • For me it's had the best trailer of any of the big films, so I'm glad to hear that Alex thinks it delivers on the promise. I've skimmed the review to not see anything spoilerish.
  • Trey
    Great review....cant wait!
  • I'm looking forward to catchin' this soon. Awesome review! If any readers want to share their opinions as they see this movie, be sure to contact 'The Film Feed'! Leave a voicemail at (310)668-1982 and you just may hear yourself on FS.Net's official podcast! Also, feel free to shoot us an email at filmfeed@firstshowing.net with your thoughts on the latest 'Star Trek' film. Finally, be sure to tune into the Film Feed this Tuesday for our Summer movie guide episode where we give our opinions on the upcoming summer blockbusters!
  • Darunia
    @Auron, that's because Trek is tracking well with nerds and trekkies. Wolverine is tracking well with almost all ages, and is tracking well with females. Which means, families, dates, etc Not the kind of audience that makes you worry about ticket pre sales.
  • marvin
    @Darunia Star Trek sold 25 percent more tickets than Wolverine in shorter period of time, according to THR. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i2b46d200e6140dd0696bfc19df6a62c8
  • marvin
    why do i bother. some are just disappointed that EVERY SINGLE REVIEW so far for this movie has been very positive.
  • cine_phil
    @ Darunia Sure there's a big hype around the movie, but by now, every published review about it seems to be very positive, not to say many critics are as amazed as Alex about the movie. So either all of them have become all of a sudden big Star Trek fans, or the movie can't be that bad... Even for 'non-trekkies' perhaps. And it seems that it deserves the hype. But hey, soon we should be all able to see if that's really true :-). Well I'm looking forward to it, it's nice to see that critics seem to be very enthusiastic about the movie. And Alex, the beginning of the second passage of your review could be in my opinion also the beginning of a 'The Big Bang Theory' episode ;-).
  • C
    remember JJ Abrams created "LOST", he can recreate anything!!! If it was me, I would like JJ Abrams to had recreated the Teminator Franchise!!!!
  • Yea Alex, I'm also interested to know if you enjoyed this more than Watchmen?
  • spockboy
    Awesome(spoiler free) review! I'm very excited now. I made this video recently to show how I feel about Star Trek and the new movie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FAynFz5SYw (be sure to click the HQ button)
  • Larry David
    Movie was great. It was a lot of fun. Im no trekker but I do get down on some sci fi and this was a great ride, and any movie dealing with time travel pretty much wins me over. It was better than the Wolverine bootleg I seen, which I will be attending the world permier here in PHOENIX!!! I just hope Terminator is gonna be good.....oh how I hope....
  • drake
    i want kevin review on this film
  • Fade
    I'm so excited for this movie, fantastic review. Who agrees it's time for the next real ST TV show? One can dream can't he?...
  • cine_phil
    Small 'correction' to my posting from 27: Why do I say perhaps, I'm pretty sure that also 'non-trekkies' will like this.
  • C
    ?? I posted 27!?!?!?
  • C
    lol
  • Tyler
    I saw this movie last night and I must say I was expecting something else and was blown away. I loved this movie. I like Star Trek as a casual fan but this is a complete Reboot and is totally awsome. You could have never seen any Star Trek episode and you will love this movie. I don't know they wouldn't consider this a Summer Blockbuster and release it up against some bigger movies because I think it would end up destroying any competition.
  • Motu
    So what motif of space based science fiction did the movie focus on? Exploration? Cultural problems? Oh right it's about the characters being awesome and the most sciencey thing about it was time travel phasers and spacebooze.
  • Jim
    Anxious to see how average fans respond. I don't see how this really compares with iron man bc iron man wasn't nearly as hyped as the Abrams/ABC/Fox/ESPN partnership has made Star Trek. I mean future week on ESPN? Come on. Iron man came out of nowhere compared to Star Trek
  • James
    I'm depressed, you have Indy 4 an 8.5/10 and Speedracer an 8/10, by your rating scheme, this means Trek might really only be a 6/10 :(
  • James
    @ Jim, Iron Man had a huge and widely-talked about Super Bowl spot which cost a fortune.
  • Lazarus
    Kings of the 2009 summer Blockbusters Top 5 1- Transformers 2 2- Terminator Salvation 3- Star Trek 4- Wolverine (sucks ass, i saw it online and it blows and I'm a huge x-men fan) 5- Angels & Demons Yes...no Dragonball or G.I. Joe...this is my prediction for the summer that closes the first decade of the 21rst century in movies.
  • #41 - I don't rate my movies on a universe scale. Yes, that's unconventional, but I rate them individually, it's just how I do it. This got a 9.5 for its own reasons, not because I directly compared it to Watchmen and said that it's only .5 better. I rate all my movies like this, just what they deserve on their own merits. #30 - I debated between giving this a 9 or a 9.5 and went with the latter in the end because I loved it so much. Watchmen, while fantastic, isn't something I can compare with Star Trek. I will say, however, that I do love both movies and will be revisiting both of them time and time again. I just think Watchmen had a few more flaws whereas Trek did not, I suppose.
  • joe
    The annoying fan boy hype for this movie is killing it. I'd like to see some actual reviews from people who don't like Star Trek and who don't like Abrams.
  • marvin
    joe, then head over to rotten. they got like a dozen. all fresh and extatic. the annoying non fan boy crap for this movie is killing it. you'd like to see some fake reviews from people who don't like star trek and who don't like jj abrams and who will never like star trek and who will never like jj abrams
  • Scott
    Why would those people even go to the theater? They won't be interested in going until a couple of weeks later, and see what their friends think.
  • cine_phil
    @ 36 Yes, 'wrong correction', it should have been 28. Happens.
  • searching
    If this is as good as you say it is, Alex, I hope I live long enough to see some sort of Star Wars reboot sometime down the line...
  • Movieman
    I agree with Alex. I was able to see the film at a special preview last Monday and it blew me away. This film will not only re-energise the franchise but open the film to a whole new audience. Trust me, this will be up there with Transformers and Harry Potter as one the BIG films for the summer, It should take close to $200M. This film will have a lot of repeat business and not just from those that enjoy Star Trek but from those that love a great film.
  • Mineps
    I don't understand the negativity I see in the comments. Most, if not all the reviews have been positive for the film and that includes reviews by fans and non-fans. Everything I have read or seen indicates this film was made for all audiences, not just Trek fans. Be realistic and go with an open mind.
  • Rogue
    Hmmm. What would Jesus do? I'd bet he sit about ten rows back, somewhere near the middle. Unless he was close to an IMAX theatre, of course...
  • James
    @ Alex, I completely understand how you can't rate movies on the same scale, it's impossible (especially across different genres) But most of your ratings always seem to be exaggerated upwards. Movies like Valkyrie and Speedracer getting so high, it doesn't make sense. I'm guessing movies like Watchmen and this, you rate as a fanboy and supporter of that series as opposed to being more objective which skews expectations.
  • #53 - Thanks and you're right, though, I do tend to push my ratings upwards. I guess I just love movies, I really love them, and I get caught up in the hype. I'm a movie lover, not a critic. I rate up, not downwards...
  • WingcommanderIV
    #43 forgot a movie that'll probably beat all the movies on his list. Harry Potter.
  • Lazarus
    to #55...I didn't forget...I just don't believe it will be a massive wave of money making as the other movies this time around...the Potter movies to me make more money when they're released in the september period or november. If it makes 200 million, it will be in the long run until the summer is over. By then Star Trek & Terminator and Transformers2 will have made a combined net profit of 400 to 500 million all 2gether...
  • Lazarus
    Blockbusters aren't as predictable as B4 in the 90's and early 2000's...
  • spockboy
  • Bizzaro
    Alex thanks for the info. I can't wait to see this film. I have not been this excited for a Trek film since Star Trek VI back in 1991, and like you I didn't want to leave the theatre at the end, but the diffrence being you want to see the next film, whereas I did not want to see it end.
  • elessar
    To pick up on what Johnny Rockets said about HR, Variety has also posted a very positive reveiw: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117940096.html?categoryid=31&cs=1 While I have always been a Star Wars fan (minus Episodes I & II), the warm reception this film is getting has captured my interest. However, I will not see this on opening weekend because I cannot stand Trekkies and, therefore, will probably see it during the week.
  • Random Trekkie
    I have been waiting for this movie since december and the tension has been killing me. So much so that I was starting to get apprehensive about it. "Will the characters really be as awesome as the trailers are making them seem?" "Am I going to like the plot?" "Will it really be worth the wait in line for a ticket?" And so on. My friend, your review has put my faith back into the movie: I can now wait these last 13 days in tranquility. Thank you for writing such a positive piece!
  • lui
    Saw the trailer and was pretty impressed. Never seen any trek and I'm not even that big a fan of star wars but this just looks like a good sci-fi epic. Might catch it in the cinemas if i have enough time.
  • jillinthebox
    I'm absolutely a non-Trekkie, and I loved this movie. It succeeded so much better than Watchmen (not to compare the two movies or start a discussion about that, or to say that I didn't see a lot of merits in Watchmen!) in telling a great, interesting stand-alone story, but keeping it geeky and fanboy enough to make the fans love it too. I guess that's why you could watch an episode of the TV series and love it without knowing too much, but a fan would love it even more because of all the in-jokes and the history. It's a very talented team that have been able to keep that in the movie.
  • Bic Par
    You're just hyping this movie because you're simply a trekkie fan. Star Trek who? Publicize, jizz and geekgas all you will but definitely this film will simply be overpowered by Wolverine. Too bad it comes the following week. This film is no Iron Man-esque in terms of box-office expectations. Just pure hype. It's like comparing apples to oranges or JJ Abrams to Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas. Duhh. It might get to 100M but i doubt if it could get to 200M. Yeah trekkies, defend it all you want. Just the same, all other films in the summer (and maybe for the year) will be ride roughshod by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen unless Avatar comes out phenomenal in December.
  • Hey Ya
    No trekkie fan should like. Found the comics that play out the story. I wondered how they were going to make sequels. Well, like Batman, they're dismissing the fact that Star Trek has even existed and Abrams is creating his one Beverly Hills 90210 plot line. When they say it's not your dad's Star Trek, they're right. The story is strapped down, gagged, raped, bitch slapped, then murdered via a slow torture.
  • Dark Helmet
    The pain in my brain is mainly from disdain.
  • Orli
    Went to an early screening on Monday. The movie just blew me away and I've never been that much of a fan. Great story, stunning effects and great acting, what else do we need? I am just curious which movie is going to do better at the box-office, my guess is Star Trek, as X-Men Wolverine wasn't that good.
  • Jim
    "complex, thought out, and very well orchestrated story, " It wasn't complex at all. Dude loses home, is pissed someone gets back in time to exact revenge, what a coincidental time and place to end up in no less. Almost as convenient as kirk landing right were old Spock is! wow! thought out? There were NO defenders, ships, satellites, planetary or moon-based weapons protecting Earth from the big mining ship just parking beside earth and dropping that drilling platform. STUPID
  • Adam Kay
    Bring back intermission. The entire theater smelled like urine, and it wasn't even the fanboys. I had purchased my ticket online; 18 minutes of trivia 41 minutes of previews 11 minutes of opening hoopla 130 minutes of film Seriously, if you're going to tack on a third hour of previews, there should be some sort of warning ahead of time. We have lives to tend to...
  • trekfan59
    Star Trek (2009) was a big disappointment. Hollywood always seems to think there is a need to modernize movies by running their same agenda of blacks pursuing whites or visa-versa; pushing mixed marriages and political correctness in almost every movie versus equally representing the population of the USA equally. It could have been an excellent movie, but the out of character, in your face, slobbering over LT Uhura by Kirk and Spock was over the top. It was injected throughout the movie as if just to check the racial quota block even though it did not fit well with the storyline. I for one have not been to a movie for quite some time for this very reason but took my wife and kids to see this and regret it. Many have asked me if it was a good movie; I tell them now to waste their money. I am now no longer a Star Trek fan and will never again pay to see a movie again. I love Terminator also but will not go see it because I am tired of being disappointed by Hollywood producers, directors, and writers. I wanted to see The Day the Earth Stood Still but did not after reading the reviews on it; the same old Hollywood agenda there also.
  • Krane
    Alex DON'T compare Star Trek to Star Wars (you implied this with 'episode', an insult). Get this straight about the gap betwenn Star Wars and Star Trek. The first Star Trek movie came out AFTER Star Wars (1977) and the show Stark Trek came out 11 years before Star Wars. Star Wars is not an exploration movie, it has 2 all out wars throughtout 6 movies. Stars is on a much larger scale with more militaristic personna while mainting a deep story. Star Trek is more grounded on its characters with little room for all out war. Star Trek is based on exploration of the unknown, Star Wars is based on conflict (War implies conflict, Trek implies travel). The thing both have in common is galactic multiplanetary viewpoint, hyper space jump (star to star travel in one go), and one major government throughout the galaxy. I enjoyed it yes, but the two SHOULD NOT be compared. (I did it so no one should do it again, end of story) My books 8/10, good but not without several flaws, most due to character attitudes and poor use of language (profanity uneccessary). Exploration, a curious and often scientific mind.
  • Ariel
    There were several all out wars in Star Trek. The Borg, The Dominion. How can you say that Star Wars is more militaristic? Do you not know that The Federation of Planets employs several Armadas across many planets? How much deeper a story can you go when you've sent a lone Intrepid class ship across the galaxy and it has to limp it's way back? What's the deepest Star Wars got? Vader is Anakin, OMG! What larger scale does Star Wars contain? You get to see things from the head of the Empire and then only from a whiny Mark Hamill and his friends on the good guy side. That's not large scale.
  • Ted
    OMG! LOVED THIS MOVIE! it was SOOOO GOODDD! id heard a little bit about it before watching, but not to much, i went and saw it with a non-trekkie, he'd never watched star trek in his life (dont no how thats possible) and he loved it, and so did i, and it was actually pretty funny, at times i was giggling like a school girl haha, a nerdy star-trek-loving school girl. 10/10 IMO
  • Cyfer
    was never a HUGE Star Trek fan, but I did enjoy it. This looks friggin sweet.
  • Phantom
    I'm a die-hard Star Wars fan...and even I enjoyed it. Says something about how good it was. 😉
  • Malcolm
    But the recent Star Wars offerings were, well, CRAP!!! Oh My God, how CRAP they were!!!!!
  • Alex
    Some good user reviews of Star trek at Twitics: http://www.twiticsmoviereviews.com/19678/Star%20Trek.html
  • Dave D.
    Im not a diehard trekkie by any means but I love the original series and have played many games based on the original series (like star fleet battles). While 2nd gen was o.k. Im not a big fan of the later series (except enterprise which I liked until the last season). I like the star trek where the captain is the big cheese out in the field making the hard choices for the good of the federation. I definitely had that vibe watching this movie. The music and special effects shots were fantastic. I think they twisted the ship around a bit too much but that just shows how the special effects have advanced and it did give a better 3d space feel. All the leads did great and Karl Urban was fantastic as McCoy - he even looked like a young Deforest Kelley. I loved the characters (good acting all around). Even the bit players (like Kirks mother and father) were good. Probably the only off-putting performance was Winona Ryder as Spocks mother - She did ok but just didnt seem right for the role imho. I would have cast a slightly taller actress etc with a more somber mood. Maybe it was just because she was only in a few scenes. I just would not have trashed the xxxxxx in the movie - I thought that part didnt make sense (why wouldnt spock go back in time again with the time ship and try to pre-empt the situation). Time Travel is always a tricky proposition though. I understand why they did it though. I had three technical / plot issues though (see below ) warning I have several minor/veiled spoilers in the following three paragraphs. The use of a transporter at warp just went a bit too far - even for star trek that seemed far-fetched. I couldnt buy that because I couldnt see how you could track a ship at warp that was probably well on its way out of the solar system at the time you used the transporter. I was also a bit irritated that the romulans used (admittedly cool looking) missile/drone weapons instead of romulan torpedoes or klingon disrupters like other romulan ships - but then again back in my 20's i used to play star fleet battles (which was based on the original show). But I guess since it was a mining ship it could have been of Kzinti or Klingon origin (in SFB terms that would explain the drone/missile weapons). They never really said it was a romulan built ship so it could have been built by others and bought or commandeered by Nero. Maybe Nero was a cartel pirate lol. Im willing to let those issues go though because the series needed a retread and those two-three technical concerns are minor. At least we have Trek again and it seems to be on a good footing. Id give it 3 to 3.5 stars.
  • But...they Killed Amanda! And Daddy Kirk! And Vulcan! So, now we are to just ignore All the History of Trek that we know!? Insulting to us all. ^^X^^
  • presn
    Anxious to see how average fans respond. I don't see how this really compares with iron man bc iron man wasn't nearly as hyped as the Abrams/ABC/Fox/ESPN partnership has made Star Trek. I mean future week on ESPN? Come on. Iron man came out of nowhere compared to Star Trekp
  • tayfun
    I dont think anything Abrams has ever done is paper thin. The guy is just too smart. I myself am more of a star wars fan and star trek the next generation was something I watched when I was a kid up late. So not a trekkie by any means but man when I saw the first trailer I got chills and I am pumped for this. Also I am sex a HUGE Abrams fan aswell.
  • gokmen
    Terminator 5 2011 porfec :) Kings of the 2009 summer Blockbusters Top 5 1- Transformers 2 2- Terminator Salvation 3- Star Trek 4- Wolverine (sucks ass, i saw it online and it blows and I'm a huge x-men fan) 5- Angels & Demons
  • julie
    I should be in a number Star trek up to these days among the best films.
  • alex
    I saw this movie last night and I must say I was expecting something else and was blown away. I loved this movie. I like Star Trek as a casual fan but this is a complete Reboot and is totally awsome. You could have never seen any Star Trek episode and you will love this movie. I don't know they wouldn't consider this a Summer Blockbuster and release it up against some bigger movies because I think it would end up destroying any competition.
  • illes
    Star Trek movie perfect.
  • oliverss
    I for one have not been to a movie for quite some time for this very reason but took my wife and kids to see this and regret it. Many have asked me if it was a good movie; I tell them now to waste their money. I am now no longer a Star Trek fan and will never again pay to see a movie again. I love Terminator also but will not go see it because I am tired of being disappointed by Hollywood producers, directors, and writers. I wanted to see The Day the Earth Stood Still but did not after reading the reviews on it; the same old Hollywood agenda therea also.
  • oliverss
    The use of a transporter at warp just went a bit too far - even for star trek that seemed far-fetched. I couldnt buy that because I couldnt see how you could track a ship at warp that was probably well on its way out of the solar system at the time you used the transporter.
  • Anyone know if another movie is in the works?
  • tom
    I love the entire Star Trek franchise, but I think this movie went a bit too far with the constant action, it could have spent more time developing a compelling story line.
  • yumyumfish
    This movie- after i saw it- quickly became one of my favourites. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE! except for the scene with the green women........ J.J. Abrams could have left that out................................but the ending was kickass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoever reviewed this movie has a very good taste in movies! Movies are my life!
  • Alice
    When I was a little girl, my parents used to watch Star Trek when I had "gone to bed". But I stay up late at night and I didn't want to go to bed, so I would sneak out and watch Star Trek without my parents ever noticing. Even Star Trek Enterprise, a series launched when I was older, was entertaing for me. But although I found them interesting, I wasn't a true Trekkie, because honestly, I'm not a sci-fi fan. Most of the movies disapoint me and so I don't with them (sorry, but I hate bad actors and bad graphics. It....bothers me). So I went to it on a date (a very interesting date, might I add.....I will not add deeper details) and I loved it. I didn't really remember any details, because I HAD been a little girl who was really paying half attention to it, but I could still easily understand the movie and enjoy it (I did get the impression that Kirk and Spock and most of the other characters were important though). Since the movie, I have purchased the older movies (I REMEMBERED ONE OF THEM! D:) on blue ray and going back to the new movie I have gained a deeper understanding and I got inside jokes I had not yet understood before. Just throwing this out there, but I do not know the director. I didn't watch Lost. And I have the score to this movie, and I love it. Its great writting music! (Although my favorite composer will always be Hanz Zimmer). I like Iron Man as well, but at the same time he isn't my favorite super hero. My favorite super hero would still have to be Batman. Once again, I watched that as a child, (though I didn't understand why he always got beat up until the recent movies....ah, the innocence of a child) and I still love him. He may not have super powers or a suit he's built to kick butt, but he does show that if you put your mind to it, technically anyone can be a hero. I mean, come on, The Dark Knight was genious, as was Batman Begins. The other movies are alright too, but these...blown away. I still hold Dark Knight to be my favorite movie of all time, but Star Trek is definetly on the list.

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