Saturday, August 18, 2012

Review: Star Trek

Director: J.J. Abrams

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg

Year: 2009

Genre: Action/Adventure

Rated: PG-13

Length: 127 min.

IMDB Summary: The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

While this is a fair rekindling of the Star Trek franchise, it does not possess the inherent pull of actors such as Nimoy and Kelley, instead relying on special effects, sharp editing and the fame of the earlier movies to draw its audience. I liked the casting of characters Spock, Bones and Scotty. However, I found the character arc with Kirk a bit distracting from the action plot of the film. Also, the romance between Kirk and Uhura turned out to be confusing and mishandled. Despite its shortcomings, including a lengthy prologue, Star Trek is a fun action flick that transports the charm of the original series to from one generation to the next.

For Parents:
Some sci-fi violence, mild language and a brief sexual encounter unnecessary to the plot

My Rating:
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