Star Trek 2009
The future begins.
I admit I teared up in the first five minutes of this movie. I think what I liked best about this movie is that it was so much fun. I didn’t have to excuse it or suffer through poorly done bits – it was just right.
The story takes place in the salad days of James T. Kirk, Spock, Uhura, et. al., and they have a rollicking good time and there’s an easily dispatched villain and Old!Spock makes an appearance.
All the actors exhibit a few mannerisms of the originators but they are not too broad. This was a treat for me to see if I could pick up all the allusions to the role originators or the rest of the Star Trek opus but I’m sure I missed a lot of them.
I wondered if a person who was unfamiliar with the original shows would get anything out of it. But my friend had never seen any Trek shows or movies and she liked it as much as I did.
I am happily anticipating the sequel.
Leonard Nimoy on the cast
Gene Roddenberry on his legacy
Zachary Quinto’s casting
J. J. Abrams on Star Trek’s technology
Simon Pegg’s casting
J. J. Abram’s take on the tone
John Cho’s casting
Zachary Quinto and the Vulcan salute
Chris Pine’s preparation
Conclusion: Popcorn movie at its finest.
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- Star Trek 2 Update: Abrams Admits There’s Still No Script (cinemablend.com)
- “Writers Kurtzman and Orci Talk Star Trek Sequel” and related posts (beyondhollywood.com)
- ‘Star Trek’ sequel: ‘We’re looking at a lot of old episodes for inspiration,’ say writers (popwatch.ew.com)