Star Trek Movie Review Director JJ Abrams Boldly Goes Warp Speed


USS Kelvin Star Ship From Star Trek

Star Trek Movie starts out with classic sounds and visuals from the first Star Trek TV show of the 1960’s, something that excites a Trekkie like me right away. Several intense scenes of action follow immediately for excitement and to see more of this spin on classic Star Trek. Space travel before Captain James Tiberius Kirk (Chris Pine) has always been something that fans have wanted to see since the Star Trek trailer beamed into the Apple Quicktime Gallery. To date, the many trailers for Star Trek, have become the highest amount ever streamed for the site. J.J. Abrams signed on to this project as its director, which also signaled something new for the franchise.

Mr. Abrams has a certain way of taking a franchise, like Star Trek, and turn it into something that the audience wants to become involved. The visuals he brought to TV shows including Alias and LOST took are from working with Tom Cruise on MI:3. MI:3 was a different kind of Mission Impossible, similar to this Star Trek, in the sense that you are excited to see more.

The incredible computer generated visuals associated with excellent casting and some comedic relief brings together the younger more hip Star Trek officers. Something different in this movie is the ensign does not die right away in a horrific accident. This is the running joke of the Star Trek: The Next Generation series. In fact, over 500 crew members make it off of the USS Kelvin before its demise. The movie starts here and is a clear view of how the villain Nero (Eric Bana), plans to terrorize the Federation and its System of Planets.

My favorite parts of the Star Trek 2009 show Jim growing up in Iowa and getting into trouble. Another favorite scene chronicles Spock (Zachary Quinto) growing up on Vulcan while experiencing similar rebellion towards others, for being half human and half Vulcan. Their similar stories of how they grew up make them a great team to combat Nero.

There are many twists and surprises in this version of a Star Trek movie, which fans and the public will enjoy. As Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood), first captain of the USS Enterprise said before leaving Earth to assist the Vulcan home world, “PUNCH IT!” That’s exactly what Star Trek will do on the first weekend of ticket sales probably beating out WOLVERINE’s amazing box office draw from last week’s opening.

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  1. i was so impressed by this new Star Trek, from character development to action effects to the fluidity of the plot IMO this is the best Star Trek ever

  2. Actually, they do kill off an “Ensign Expendible” in the skydive to the drilling platform. I worried about that guy the second they suited him up!

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