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Star Trek (2009)

292 Ratings: 3.5
J.J. Abrams reboot/prequel to the "Star Trek" film franchise.

    Star Trek tells the story of James T. Kirk, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew, following their time together at Starfleet Academy as well as their first mission together.      Cast:   Chris Pine … see full wiki

Director: J.J. Abrams
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Release Date: May 8th 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
39 reviews about Star Trek (2009)
review by . March 23, 2013
What was your first impression? Very negative        Plot summary? A new cast of the characters having the same name is introduced with a new storyline. Kirk and Spock forge a friendship under fire.        What's the bottom line?      There are some bad moments that will turn off many long-term Star Trek fans but if that happens, watch it a few more times and concentrate on the relationships between the main characters. 
review by . December 12, 2010
Let's just be clear, I am not a trekkie nor have I ever been a trekkie, and this film did not make me a trekkie, but that didn't stop me from enjoying this reboot of the franchise. The acting was great, the special effects were great, the story was great, and I recently found out that this was the only Star Trek film to win an Oscar (best makeup). It did tend to drag/ be too talky and sometimes hard to follow in some scenes, but for the most part, the movie worked.      …
review by . May 03, 2009
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Just as a warning, this review is going to be very spoilerific, so if you hate spoilers don't read this, but I just can't help myself. Now then, may I just say that this might be the BEST Star Trek Film ever?! And that's not comparing it to The Wrath of Khan or First Contact. This Trek film stand alone among all of the other ones. When J.J. Abrams set off to make a Trek film that was accessible to both non-fans and fans, he apparently knew just what he was doing. This film was also an ensemble piece. …
review by . February 27, 2011
posted in SF Signal
How is it that a film that has been so anticipated, has had so much money and hype devoted to it ends up on the screen with a continuity error in the first half-hour? I refer to the scene in which McCoy is sneaking Kirk onto the shuttle to the Enterprise: Kirk enters the shuttle wearing a red cadet's uniform and then appears on the Enterprise wearing a black uniform. I won't even go into McCoy's breaking the 'do no harm' mantra of the medical profession... Yes, I'm probably …
review by . August 26, 2010
To be honest, I didn't think it could be done. I'm one of those old-time fans. I grew up on episodes of Star Trek in syndication. I cheered the return of the original cast to the movies. I followed closely -- at times more with a sense of loyalty than enthusiasm -- the various series set within the Next Generation, and I even stepped back in time to the early days of Enterprise. But when Hollywood chatter turned to rebooting the saga from the start, placing new actors in the roles of …
review by . December 07, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
I was never a big Star Trek fan.  I had moments where I watched the original and where I watched Next Generation but for the most part I found the series to be well... boring.  Some of it was the science fiction stuff, others was because sometimes it seemed as though Star Trek could never get to the point.  That's not to say I hated Star Trek or couldn't stand it.  There were certain episodes of the original series that I rather enjoyed.  Some parts of …
review by . May 25, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
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"…To BOLDLY go where No Man had Gone Before.".. …or something like that. The immortal tagline of the operatic TV franchise that had gone on for many generations. First off, let me tell you that I am a casual fan and more of a "Next Generation" kind'a guy, although my favorite Star Trek movie is still "The Wrath of Khan". After the failed box-office outings of recent ‘Star Trek" films ("Nemesis" for one) and the less than dominating …
review by . December 02, 2009
Quite Possibly the Best Home Video Release of All Time!
The Blu-ray for J.J. Abram's Star Trek is just plain cool!  There's really no other word to describe it.  What makes Trek on Blu-ray so cool?  Well obviously the movie itself and then the endless amount of awesome special features the second disc has to offer.  There are some people who don't really care for special features, but having watched them all, I can tell you that you're going to want to sit down and watch all of them!  While most DVD and Blu-ray releases come …
review by . September 10, 2010
I grew up with "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Since I didn't have cable, I rarely got the chance to watch the original Star Trek series. As I grew older, however, I got to watch TOS and found myself preferring it to TNG. It didn't matter how many new incarnations of Star Trek hit the television or the big screen, so long as no one messed with the original characters and the actors who portrayed them, I was fine. Then comes along J.J. Abrams. I have to admit that I followed the developments of …
review by . May 07, 2009
Honestly speaking, Star Trek is something I had never gotten into, though that slightly changed when an online friend of mine kept posting episode commentaries on the original TV series she was rewatching..     Of course, when I saw the trailer for the new movie in the cinemas, and seeing how amazing Zachary Quinto looked as Spock(I personally love Quinto), I knew it was a movie I had to see. The fact that J.J. Abrams was directing was a bonus.     After watching …
review by . August 08, 2010
Pros: Everything.     Cons: Only if you're a hardcore Trekkie that will pick everything apart (lighten up will you?).     The Bottom Line: It's a good time.  You should go watch it.  You know you want to.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals no details about the movie''s plot. Usually I don't feel like I missed out on seeing a movie in theatres.  Sometimes I think, "Darn, that would have been fun to see on the big screen," …
review by . December 01, 2009
Star Trek
It's 2233, and the USS Kelvin is researching a space anomaly. George Kirk (Chris Hemsworth) is left in charge of the ship when Nero (Eric Bana) orders Captain Richard Robau (Faran Tahir) to board his ship. When Robau tells Nero the star date, Nero kills Robau and attacks the USS Kelvin. When Kirk realizes that he cannot save the ship, he orders an evacuation or everyone else. His pregnant wife Winona (Jennifer Morrison) begins to give birth, and asks Kirk what he wants to name his son. Kirk decides …
review by . September 07, 2010
If there is one industry that puts out better products every year, it would have to be the global movie industry. In the past decade, Hollywood has put out the best comic book movie ever (Dark Knight), the best zombie comedy ever (Zombieland), the best pirate movies ever (POTC 1-3), and now the best Star Trek movie ever. Coming after a series of so-so Trek films from both the original and Next Generation genres, this is the first Star Trek movie not based on a TV serial. Instead, all the actors …
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Fantastic reboot of the once ailing sci fi francshise has JJ Abrams get a new cast to "boldy go" into a great new adventure. Fantastic looking sets and action and the new cast are great updates to the classic 60's characters. The story has it's faults but thats nothing new. Put your bias aside and you'll be surprised.
Quick Tip by . July 26, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This was a solid action movie that pumped new life into a great story and made it exciting to a new generation. It also made it a more human story and not the utopian federation feel of yore.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Better than expected. Great cast and impressive stunts.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I loved the way J. J. Abrams and company did the alternate time line take on the Star Trek saga.
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A fast paced movie. It is for everyone, not just the trekkies.
review by . April 06, 2010
 Reinventing Star Trek, a much adored franchise by all of its dedicated fans, was a brave move to make and one that few had ever dared and J.J. Abrams finally took the dream to the next step. Abrams, producer of the much loved Lost TV show seems to be the next big name in the moviemaking business and is truly a man with great talent. His last film, Cloverfield, was a massive blockbuster success and this, regardless of actual story quality, was bound to achieve the same. Luckily, this wasn't …
Quick Tip by . May 16, 2010
Reboot film has a whole new everything and follows Kirk and Spock on their first mission together. Better then you've heard.
review by . March 16, 2010
I thought this movie to be an excellent new breath of fresh air into a franchise that has been hurting since Star Trek IV, The Voyage Home. The characters are full of energy and the use of Back To The Future techniques to alter the past and create a new timeline has left it open for several sequels without impinging on current Star Trek lore.       A Romulan ship from the future arrives at the time when James T. Kirk is being born. Immediately they set in motion a new time continium …
Quick Tip by . May 18, 2010
Relaunch of the series and it seems to be set in an alternate universe.
review by . February 17, 2010
Before I get started with this review I feel it is necessary to state my experience with this infamous franchise. In no way am I, or have I ever been a "Trekkie," though I have occasionally watched the various Star Trek television series when they've been on, but not to the point where I'd place myself amongst its fans. I've always admired the series from a distance, enjoying such movies as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VIII: First Contact (1996), but I've never really gone past …
review by . August 12, 2009
 It was good. It was exciting. I had a great time. Everyone in the theater had a great time. I'd go again. I went again. I'd have fun a second time. I liked it when stuff blew up. Yay, yay, what a great time. 
review by . May 13, 2009
The Star Trek franchise finally gets the shot in the arm it desperately needed, but that's not entirely a good thing. The moralising, intellectualising and stately grandeur that marked out Roddenberry's Trek has gone, replaced by visceral thrills, eye candy and fast editing. The movie entertains and thrills, but it's ultimately hollow - all muscle and no brains. This is Trek for a new generation; retooled and remodeled for teen appeal. It's very telling that they manage to shoehorn in some blatant …
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