4. The Future begins......
















Remakes are the toast of the day these days & STAR TREK is definitely not going to be let out.I usually sneer at the term "REMAKE" just making me imagine which CLASSIC movie is going to be butchered but this movie is magnificent,an out and out sci-fi entertainment.If this doesn't keep the fans of STAR TREK happy then nothing will.

PLOT : " A Prequel to the STAR TREK series that reveals the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew who together seek out to vindicate Commander Nero "

In Remakes sustaining the expectations of a successful franchise constitutes the major aspect and director J.J.Abrams faced this huge task , although Trekkies will feel a little disappointed as the original elements of the previous movies have been altered, credit to the director for carrying out this feat with panache developing a new saga of STAR TREK . A very important trait for any film-maker is to produce a movie with a detailed story and bursts of information within a two hour period as J.J. Abrams manages to accomplish.

Both main plot and other sub plots made the story involving much to my delight as for me " A GOOD MOVIE IS ONE WHICH DOESN'T MAKE THE AUDIENCE RESTLESS ".The extent to which the writers alter Trek history might be met with anger by some, but the story is so fun and the characters so lovingly written, I did not see it as a huge issue.

In fact, I think it was a smart move,if the movie was set in the old timeline, there would be little suspense or surprise because we already know what happens to the characters. As controversial as it may be, the writers handled it beautifully and without a hint of disrespect.

Another thing is that the quality of computer graphics of universe and star ships was superb. Especially when I saw the full-scale USS Enterprise, I found adrenaline rushed through my body. The visual effects are possibly the best I have ever seen in any film , the visuals were nothing short of awe-inspiring yet at the same time they didn't completely rule the movie. Make no mistake , the stars of this movie are the characters & not the effects.

The story unfolds at a nearly break-neck pace. It holds your attention throughout the entire movie, and leaves you wanting more when it's over. It was thrilling, emotional, funny,everything a movie should be, especially a Trek movie.The best aspect of STAR TREK 2009 is that it makes the Enterprise crew and the STARSHIP Enterprise powerful, not just in reputation -but in action as well.



Chris Pine as 'Kirk' was the most pleasing of them all but was not standing out there alone.I would hold Karl Urban's performance as 'Bones' and Simon Pegg as 'Scotty' in high esteem, they brought the same warmth to the characters as their predecessors if not more.From the other end, Eric Bana gave a very credible performance as the Romulan 'Baddie', Nero.

I have to say this is one of the best casted movies I've seen in a while. Each member does their part to give the new crew of the Enterprise some originality as well as maintaining enough similarities to the characters of the old Trek and help to add comic relief throughout the film.

The sound effects were cool and tuned to sound different, but at the same time quite faithful to the original (the beaming noise effect, the warp drives engaging, etc). I was particularly impressed with the soundtrack, which conveyed the urgency portrayed in the film and the fast paced action.

The story, the characters, the visual and emotional impact of the movie all came together here.A true Sci-fi gem that didn't wipe out the authenticity of the original series,but opened a totally new door to a bunch of another star trek adventures.

The film is really good because there's almost nothing bad to say about it. Yes, maybe you can find one small detail here and there that doesn't make the film perfect, but no movies are perfect. This movie is human, with sharp dialogue, and fantastic characters, a complex story, with action sequences to fill on top.

Star Trek has been dead for a while now and this was more than what it needed for a jumpstart. The new movie is more youthful in both a sense it is the story of the start of Captain James Tiberius Kirk and that it is a more modern and fresh take on the series, a good way to tap into the youth of the world. I believe that Star Trek has risen out of the ashes and will continue rising for a long time to come.

This movie is a must-see, if anything else. Its made for the big screen, and you'll feel your money was well spent, at the very least.I went in the movie house with very high expectations due to the very positive word of mouth. I was definitely NOT disappointed. I exhort all of you to watch this movie on the big screen as it deserves to be watched..The beginning of a new adventure, and I hope this new franchise will live long and prosper.



  • Rating : "PG"


P.S : Paramount Pictures has produced eleven Star Trek feature films with a twelfth in development, possibly to be released in 2011, which will celebrate the Star Trek franchise's forty-fifth anniversary.

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