STAR TREK Movie Review
“Captain Kirk was a great man…but that was another life time.” And that my friends is the quote of ages for all STAR TREK fans. The old Kirk, the old STAR TREK that we once knew in a time long past has changed forever…The memory of what once was burns deep in my mind, like a time traveler stuck in an alternate reality with the knowledge of something that was good, but has been forever changed. That is what this new STAR TREK has done. It has made me fondly remember the past, WHILE BOLDLY LOOKING TO THE FUTURE WITH THIS NEW AND REVITALIZING STAR TREK MOVIE! Yes, I remember the James T. Kirk, Dr. McCoy, Spock, Sulu, Uhura, Checkov and Scotty from the 60s through 90s, who warped on the small and large screen bringing joy to fans. I loved those characters and I would have strapped on a phaser and even a “RED SHIRT” (Inside joke for Star Trek Fans!) to hang with them, but they are gone, a whisper of the past. I have a new crew now, an alternate reality STAR TREK crew that warped into my life today and made me wish I was a kid again, so I could fantasize that I too served with the new and improved Jim Kirk of the Starship Enterprise.
This film has resurrected STAR TREK in a way that no other STAR TREK film has. I understand that I am a biased STAR TREK fan, but I will tell you I don’t like all of the STAR TREK movies, to put it into perspective for you. JJ Abrahms and company have produced a new, fast and hip STAR TREK that has successfully recreated the personalities of the original characters and made them even better. Even if they never made another STAR TREK movie, this movie was like a LOVE movie for fans. It gave us the original characters, action, a good story and some awesome visual shots. If I am not careful, I might have a dissertation by the time I am done, so I am going to try and keep this short.
If you are a fan of STAR TREK, you will love this film. If you are a person who doesn’t know anything about STAR TREK you will probably enjoy this film. You don’t have to know anything about STAR TREK to watch it. This movie completely reboots the STAR TREK series, while bridging the gap with the old. I am not going to give the story away although you can deduce it from my words above, but this is a good film. Is it the STAR WARS of the 21st Century? Will it take the nation and world by storm? Probably not, Why? We are spoiled today, by the visual effects and massive scale that have become movies today. STAR WARS set the standard for that, and people expect movies of this nature to be grand sweeping space operas. STAR TREK has never been a series about the battle of civilization and mysticism. The issues the crew of the Enterprise face are generally small scale compared to the gigantic space battles you see in STAR WARS. STAR TREK is truly about characters getting to know themselves as they go on missions to learn about their universe. This movie is about that. A group of young people who find themselves in a deadly situation and they have to step up, mature and make the best of it. When I was a kid, I loved STAR WARS and I always pretended I was Han Solo or Luke Skywalker because they were cool, but at the end of the day I always wanted to hang out with Kirk, Spock and McCoy because they were the best of friends and I wanted to be a part of that friendship. This new STAR TREK movie has given me that feeling again. A friendship has been reborn, and I want to be a part of it.
Grade: A- : Why an A-? I am sick of that shaky cam and close up fighting!
Roshawn: My road dog has returned: Grade: A
Kameron: S for Satisfactory because they didn’t have Klingons.