Movie review – Star Trek (2009)
I’ll start by saying that I’m not a Trekkie. JT is, though, and I am SO glad that I got to see Star Trek (the JJ Abrams opera magistra) with him. I have watched some of the various Star Trek films and TV series. And since I’m not a trekkie, I don’t feel comfortable asking whether the film’s reinvention does fulfill the requirements of traditional Star Trek canon. But if you want my opinion, this was a superbly executed film. Star Trek made me feel as though the impossible is possible (corny as that may sound).
The chemistry amongst all the movie stars is palpable. James Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) are so perfect in their performances it’s almost magical. I hope not to sound trite or too gushy, but really each character (Scotty, Uhura, Zulu, McCoy) were instrumental in the development of the movie. While relatively centered around Kirk and Spock, Abrams does a superb job of giving ample space for other characters to develop their own storylines.
Of course, there were moments where my whole skin got goosebumps. For example, when Spock goes down to Vulcan to try to save his parents and he commands to be beamed, I remembered my childhood watching some of the Star Trek episodes… “ENERGIZE”. Overall, my experience with Star Trek was fantastic, and I would definitely watch it again.
If you have seen Star Trek, what did you think of it? And if you haven’t yet watched it, do you plan to? Are you a Trekker (or a Trekkie)?
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