Star Trek (2009)
A prequel to the original series, sees Kirk, McCoy, Spock and the rest of the enterprise crew meet for the first time, but an enemy from the future arrives in the past and changes the space time continuum forming a new reality, changing everything.
*What? I have to review it properly? Fine ok then:*
Where to start? OK The cast. There wasn’t anyone in that cast that was wrong. The performances were all perfect. From Chris Pine’s Kirk, not too Shatner, but just enough so we know that this is James T Kirk. Karl Urban’s McCoy was spot on, he nailed the accent, the dialect and his mannerisms to a tee. He even managed to throw a “Im a Doctor, not a….” in there. Zachery Quinto’s Spock was equally as awesome as the original. With Leonard Nemoy being in this film, he must have been under the most pressure to give the best performance and similar to Kirk, he managed to pull off enough Nemoy and enough original work to give us young Spock. Simon Pegg as Scotty was genius.
The story. Not a huge fan of the alternate reality thing, but I can live with it. It has now opened up limitless possibilities for the future.
Now the big thing. People complain that Leonard Nemoy was given his reprisal role as Spock but with a lack of Shatner. Let me make this clear to all non-true trekkies: In Star Trek Generations, Kirk dies. End of. Spock isn’t dead yet and travelled through the wormhole. Kirk is dead and is buried on top of that mountain with the stone grave. He can’t come back he’s dead.
Back in 2009, this is the movie that got me into liking Star Trek. It’s this movie that made me want more and now to have watched it after seeing all the series, it’s truly art. If I didn’t like Kevin Smith so much, it would be no 1 on Flickchart.com
The only bad thing about this movie, was that it wasn’t until the end of the movie when the theme tune kicked in and when it did it was slightly altered.
Overall (again) 10/10