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Star Trek (2009)

Set phasers to hardon

Set phasers to hardon

I have probably seen every episode of TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise including all the films. The only thing i haven’t seen much of is the original series, it never really interested me that much. When i first heard a new Star Trek movie was going to be prequel to all the films i thought it would be awful, no one can replace Shatner. J.J. Abrams did a good job of making everyone forget John Woo’s god awful Mission Impossible II by reinventing it with Mission Impossible III. The same has been done again leaving behind the insulting Star Trek X and resetting the film count with just plain old “Star Trek”.

I mean, it's a fact, sure as day follows night, sure as eggs is eggs, sure as every odd-numbered Star Trek movie is shit.

I mean, it’s a fact, sure as day follows night, sure as eggs is eggs, sure as every odd-numbered Star Trek movie is shit.

I recently saw Wolverine, the films are totally different and i know a lot more about Trek than X-Men. Looking on IMDB both Star Trek and Wolverine have the same estimated budget of $150m. Wolverine was so poor in terms of special effects i can’t imagine where all the money went. Every shot in Star Trek has scope, detail and was just generally more realistic. Now seeing both films Wolverine is a piss poor effort for a film.

The story revolves around Kirk being born, growing up and becoming Captain of the Enterprise, picking up his famous crew along the way. Telling you any more than that would spoil it as it really is quite interesting how they all get together, especially Scotty.

Acting was good and i really liked Bones, the mad look in his eye, the accent and those quality racist lines. Probably the biggest surprise for me was Spock (Zachary Quinto). I thought i would be thinking about Sylar from Heroes all the way through it but you soon forget.

Special effects were awesome and you could tell it was being made by a fan of the show. Inside jokes, references and even a classic red shirt death which most of the audience laughed at when they realised it was coming.

The only couple of things i had an issue with is the ending which i cant talk about cos its spoiler ridden. The inside of the ship was a bit too Ikea for my liking, i prefer a darker Bridge something with a bit more character. Music wise it has a great theme which is built upon. Flavours of Wrath of Khan and Search for Spock thrown in for good measure.
Speaking of Wrath of Khan this film ties in really nicely to it you could throw away “Star Trek: The motion picture” and put this in its place and it would fit like a glove.

Overall a great movie which you really don’t need to be a fan of the show to like, it was pretty much none stop action and even has a few laughs in it.

9/10