This will be THE summer film of 2009. It will get the best reviews, have the biggest fan following, the largest opening weekend, and most likely a sequel in the works by the end of the year. This is the film that will set new records for films to beat in upcoming years.
The question is, does it deserve to be?
First of all, I should mention this film had very few things in it going for me:
- I’m not a Star Trek fan. I have never told anyone to “live long and prosper,” I never knew who said “I’m a doctor, not a scientist!”, to me the “captain’s log” will always be from a “Ren and Stimpy” episode not Star Trek, and I never and still don’t know why William Shatner Talked. The. Way. He. Did. For. Star. Trek.
- I am the type of person who prefers Oscar films at the end of the year to big, hyped of summer films. From the editing to the acting, normally they are too over the top and too fantastical for me to ever believe or care about.
- Finally, I have never really liked JJ Abrams work. Nothing personal, he was extremely sweet during our interview, but “Lost” made me want to rip my hair out and not in a fun way. It got to the point where when I heard their theme music I wanted to punch my TV.
All that said and done… After seeing JJ Abrams, film Star Trek, all I can say is that this is a great movie. It was fun, it had a clear story, every single actor shined in their part (whether you are a fan or not), the music although loud did not overtake the movie, the special effects were breathtaking beyond belief, they used the “classic” lines from the series but did not overuse them or push them on you, and best of all, it was a GOOD film despite the fact that it’s summer blockbuster.
I could go into details, but honestly, everyone and their mother seems to have already written a review for this film, and I am not so vain to think that you haven’t already heard that Chris Pine is charismatic and perfect for the role, Simon Pegg‘s appearance is brief but hilarious, Zachary Quinto is able to show us the depths of this character without being able to emote, Zoe Saldana is sexy and caring, and John Cho and Anton Yelchin both do an amazing job as supporting cast members.
I think Karl Urban deserves more praise for is role then he is getting. In my opinion he probably did the best job in the film. He was completely believable, said a number of cliched lines completely naturally, and was extremely fun to watch. Personally, I can’t wait to see more from him.
Overall, this is a great film. It’s not just for the Trekkers our their, it’s not just for the summer blockbuster crowd, it was made for everyone to see. All you pretentious fan goers out there who only see films with Directors no one has ever heard of, I support you in your quest, but if you can appreciate a good shot, you can appreciate this film. It really does have something for everyone.
In case you haven’t been keeping up, here are all the interviews, photos, news, posters, trailers, clips, and more that we’ve posted for Star Trek so far…
- Press Conference Part 1: Bruce Greenwood, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Leonard Nimoy, and Zachery Quinto
- Press Conference Part 2: JJ Abrams
- Press Conference Part 3 :Chris Pine, Eric Bana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, and Clifton Collins
- Highlights from the UK Press Conference
Trailers and Clips:
- ANOTHER Star Trek TV Spot – Going Down
- Star Trek Clip with Kirk, Spock and Scotty
- Two New Star Trek Clips
- Video of Leonard Nimoy At Star Trek Screening
- New Star Trek TV Spot
- New HD Star Trek Trailer
Photos and Posters:
Or check them out in the following stories:
- New Star Trek One Sheet
- International Star Trek Posters
- New Models of the Star Trek Enterprise
- POSTERS: New Star Trek Posters of Bana and Saldana
- PHOTOS: New Photos of Star Trek
- PHOTOS: The New Enterprise is HERE
Random funny video: