Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Movie Review for 'Star Trek" - Rated PG-13
Star Trek, starring Chris Pine (James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Eric Banna (Nero), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike) and Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy) was released through Paramount Pictures. Star Trek premiered in theaters on May 8, 2009 and the DVD was released on Nov. 17, 2009.
When the US Kelvin is attacked in deep space by the Romulan ship Narada and it's captain, Nero, Captain George Kirk must replace his leader who must go to meet with Nero and evacuate the damaged starship. As these events unfold, George Kirk's son, James T. Kirk is being born and the Kelvin is falling apart. George Kirk must sacrifice himself in order to save the 800 persons on board the Kelvin.
Twenty years later, James Kirk is a young troublemaker who is inspired by Capt. Christopher Pike to follow in his father's footsteps and become a starship captain. Kirk attends Starfleet training and finishes with high honors but is not assigned to the Enterprise because he has been relieved of duty over a dispute with one of his instructors, the young Lt. Spock. Lucky for Kirk and the Enterprise, Dr. McCoy or 'Bones' as he is known to his friends, through some medical hockus pockus, manages to get Kirk on board the Enterprise.
The planet Vulcan is destroyed by the same Romlulan vessel that destroyed the US Kelvin and James Kirk must fight to save the Enterprise and the Earth, which is Nero's next target.
This movie is an action-adventure of the truest kind. It neatly fits to the story line created by Gene Roddenberry and is true to his vision. The action is non-stop and the plot will keep you entertained throughout. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto convincingly portray Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock in a manner that would make William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy applaud and Mr. Nimoy even makes an appearance as the aging Mr. Spock who sets Kirk on his course to save Earth.
This movie has all the action scenes, sci-fi chromatography and believable characters that come together to make a box-office hit and I loved it. I am giving Star Trek a 4-spider rating and advising you that if you missed it at the movies, please rent the DVD. If action is your genre, you will be PUMPED by this one.