Friday, May 08, 2009

Star Trek Rules!

Well, I decided to head over to the local multiplex this afternoon and check out the Star Trek matinee. I must say, I really enjoyed it! If you have ever watched the original Star Trek series on television and it made you smile at all, then you will probably just love this movie!

The cleverness is in the casting of each major crew member and introducing them into the life of the Enterprise. The relationship between Spock and Kirk is developed from its origin and was fascinating (picture eyebrow raise).

Eric Bana was a great choice as villain, but should have been given more screen time. There is a rumor that he has a great body, but you would never know it from this film. Wasted asset is what I say.

I will not divulge any more details as I am not interested in spoiling the movie for anyone. That is also why I hve not posted any video trailers. But here is the cast list from IDMB:

Chris Pine ... James T. Kirk

Zachary Quinto ... Spock

Leonard Nimoy ... Spock Prime

Eric Bana ... Nero

Bruce Greenwood ... Capt. Christopher Pike

Karl Urban ... Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy

Zoe Saldana ... Nyota Uhura

Simon Pegg ... Scotty

John Cho ... Hikaru Sulu
Anton Yelchin ... Pavel Chekov

Ben Cross ... Sarek

Winona Ryder ... Amanda Grayson

Chris Hemsworth ... George Kirk

Jennifer Morrison ... Winona Kirk

The film was directed by J.J. Abrams.

It was chock full of fun little informational goodies and memorable one liners. It is a must see for any bona fide Trekkie! And a pretty damn good movie to boot!

I give it:

**** of five stars.


DamienNZ said...

I totally agree Sue - 4/5 here too.

Cant wait to see it a second time LOL

Sue said...

I ran out and saw it because of your review Damien, but that is just between us, okay?

DamienNZ said...

Shhhhhhhh - secret squirrel.

gpcrush said...

I am a hard core Trekkie and have suffered franchise disappointment (S3+ Voyager and ALL of Enterprise), so I wasn't holding my breath.

I am over the moon about the film. I can't wait to see it again.


michael jordan shoes said...

i did so hard think this prople.

LUCIEN said...

I am not a big Star Trekker so I was kind of wondering if I would be lost -

TOTALLY Great movie - It stands on its own merit and the energy of the movie is infinite
I will see this one again - just as I do see classic movies over and over
GOOD MOVIE ! Thumbs Up

Anonymous said...

Such a cool movie and am hoping to see it again while its in theaters.

Enjoying your blog much btw!