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About the Movie
The greatest adventure of all time begins with Star Trek, the incredible story of a young crew's maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. On a journey filled with action, comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind. The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk (Chris Pine), is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock (Zachary Quinto), was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 338
- Fresh: 319
- Rotten: 19
- Average Rating: 8.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: With Star Trek Abrams honors the show's legacy without fossilizing its best qualities. Instead, he's whisked it off to a planet where numbing nostalgia can't kill it, and where the future is still something to look forward to.
Fresh: Did somebody just reach through the space-time continuum and pull out a white rabbit?
Fresh: In going back to tell the Enterprise story from the beginning, Star Trek presses collective emotional buttons people didn't even know they had. At its best, the effect is like seeing life panoramically, past and future, simultaneous and magnificent.
Fresh: Star Trek goes back to the legend's roots with a boldness that brings a fatigued franchise back to life.
An exciting new Star Trek for the 21st century
This movie makes the very risky but deliberate choice of NOT slavishly adhering to every last detail of previously-established Star Trek minutiae. Instead, it gleefully casts off decades of accumulated cruft and returns to the breathtaking spirit that instilled the original series at its beginning. Long-time Star Trek fans who are shocked at the "changes" (OMG, the phasers look different! etc.) are missing the big picture -- the action is quick, the writing is sharp, and the classic characters are still the archetypes that originally made them classic, all while feeling completely contemporary and alive. The effects are spectacular (the Enterprise rising out of the mists of Titan ROCKS) and the battle sequences are bombastic, but the characters and story always come first. And because the story unfolds in a bit of a non-linear fashion, there are many plot details that may not seem right at first sight but actually make perfect sense in later context. In short, this movie holds up VERY well to multiple viewings, remaining extremely entertaining and continuning to surprise with its wealth of attention to detail. I am looking forward to the Blu-Ray release with all its extras!
This movie is great. The special effects and music (in my opinion) are the best parts of this movie and the acting is well done. This could somewhat be compared to as this generations "Star Wars" in the sense that it has the same feel and excitement that the original Star Wars had. The only problem that I had with this movie is that sometimes as the characters talked, they mentioned topics that if you've never seen any of the Star Treks, made it somewhat confusing. Other than that this is a very well done movie.
You're out of your Vulcan mind if you don't enjoy this.
As a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager, it pained me to find out J.J. Abrams was taking over such an enormous franchise. I honestly didn't think he could nor would do my favorite sci-fi universe justice. I was mistaken. The writers of Star Trek, although changing the entire franchise and turning the universe I know and love on its head, definitely delivered everything I would have expected from it, and more. I was never once bored, it never failed to deliver amusement, and kept me engrossed the entire ride through the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. Even if you don't know much about the original series you'll be able to pick up on all the characters and understand the main point of the movie. If you enjoy the style of J.J. Abrams and like being taken on an adventure you most definitely do not want to miss the 2009 version of Star Trek.
- Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Released: 2009
- © 2009 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.