Star Trek

DVD - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his ship in a last stand against a mysterious alien vessel. He was searching for Ambassador Spock, who is a child on Vulcan, disdained by his neighbors for his half-human nature. Twenty years later, Kirk has grown into a young troublemaker. He is inspired by Capt. Christopher Pike to fulfill his potential in Starfleet, even though he annoys his instructors. Suddenly, there is an emergency on Vulcan when the Romulan Nero comes from the future to take revenge on the Federation. The newly commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Uhura, Sulu, Chekov and even Kirk himself thanks to Leonard McCoy's medical trickery. Together, this crew will travel to the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever.


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Feb 08, 2015
  • peasworth rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Saw this some years ago. Watched it again just now, and yup... its still good. I feel sorry for you that cannot enjoy this due to some preconceptions of what star trek "should be". This is a good space movie and has an early Star Wars feel to it.
That said... there are far too many light flares in the shots. And then I watched the extras and there is the director talking about how much he loved the flares. If you are able to overlook this, you should enjoy this movie.
Its a keeper.

Feb 04, 2015
  • Nursebob rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Starting a few years before the beginning of the original series, this prequel of sorts follows all the old familiar faces back when they were just starting their careers and before they became established as the crew of the newly christened Enterprise. As our story opens, Starfleet is under attack by an unknown Romulan super-ship bent on destroying every planet of the Federation for some unknown reason. Among the young officers drafted into emergency duty are a rebellious James Kirk, an uncharacteristically emotional Mr. Spock and a smoking hot Uhura…later joined by one Dr. McCoy and engineer extraordinaire Montgomery Scott. In a wonderfully convoluted story involving time travel and revenge, Abrams burns up the screen with some very impressive effects while at the same time paying equal attention to the little details that had fans laughing and cheering; whether it was Spock’s upturned eyebrow or McCoy’s trademark crustiness. He doesn’t simply present us with an early version of an already established cast but rather develops them as fully fleshed characters unto themselves, allowing their camaraderie to develop naturally. The result is a completely engrossing outer space adventure that is at once exhilaratingly fresh and warmly familiar. This is a magnificent wide-screen blockbuster of a film that needs to be seen in a big theatre (we saw it at the Cinerama in Seattle). Guaranteed to bring a nostalgic tear to old-time Trekkers and a new enthusiasm to those who never even heard of William Shatner. Beam me up!

Jan 09, 2015
  • Dash_Riprock rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Nope. I ain't no "Trekker". But regardless, I still feel that I have the right to say that this film completely disgraced and degraded the Star Trek TV Show, the characters in that show, and the actors who played those characters. It really did.

I honestly can't imagine how anyone who happens to be a true fan of the Star Trek TV Show could possibly tolerate this truly pathetic offering and readily accept these talentless actors for the obvious damage that they did to these beloved Star Trek characters. It's almost like Sci-Fi desecration, in my opinion.

Oct 28, 2014
  • Solitary rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The copy of the labeled Toman library branch, did have glitches at the time I viewed the film without commentary. I could not see the film in its entirety due to glitches. I had seen it in its entirety beforehand however. Again, I could not see the film in its entirety with commentary and I had missed some of the commentary due to said glitches. To be fair regarding the film itself, my rating will not be changed regardless of the glitches. The included extras were good and being informative, as well and that the special effects were excellent in the film. Chris Pine, son of Robert Pine who is known for his role as Sgt. Getraer in Chips, was a very good choice amongst actors to be picked for the role of the young James Kirk. The cast did a very good job in their roles. It was really nice seeing Leonard Nimoy in the role that he had originated in the original Star Trek TV series.

Sep 10, 2014

This is one of two prequels. The other is even worse.
I shouldn't say worse: if you like standard american hammy swaggering/saving-the-day, plus cg rocket ships and ray guns, this is a fine example.
Lots of people love hot dogs.

Aug 08, 2014
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A fantastic introduction to the "new" characters with enough trekkie history to satisfy the "crazy" crowd (get a life people!?).

There's just one thing I don't get. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, nurse Christine Chapel, in TOS was the love interest for Spock, so why did they choose Nyota Uhura as the love interest? OMG that's too trekkie - who cares!

Conclusion: watch it. It's entertaining.

Jun 18, 2014
  • Isley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

So, sure the plot had some lazy implausibilities, and even a layman knows black holes don’t work like that, but damn if this isn’t pretty sweet anyway. It is a basically just a big budget action movie full of fan service to the original, but it is well made, has a great cast and is pretty much just a whole lot of fun.

Apr 21, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I forgot how much i love this film. it's funny and fun and not being a fan of the original show, i LOVE this. (Even tho the library copy i had skipped and tiled horribly.)

Jan 04, 2014
  • ALAN G FOX rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It is logical to conclude that the quality of this cinematic prequel will ensure that the Star Trek franchise will continue to live long and prosper.

Sep 16, 2013
  • eex97 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i love this movie!
exciting graphics, zachary quinto as Spock, chris hemsworth as kirk's dad!
great actors, and a great reboot!

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Jul 23, 2013

Scotty: I like this ship, it's exciting!

Mar 12, 2013
  • 52107amb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Uhura- Oh please there's a mouth breather under your bed.

Kirk- You can here me breathing??

Uhura- You?!!!

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Spock: "...Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds... To seek out new life-forms and new civilizations... To boldly go where no one has gone before."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Flight Officer: "...You need a doctor." Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "I told you people I don't need a doctor, dammit -- I AM a doctor!" Flight Officer: "You need to get back to your seat." Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "I had one. In the bathroom with no windows." Flight Officer: "You need to get back in your seat, NOW." Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "I suffer from aviophobia -- it means fear of dying in something that flies!" Flight Officer: "Sir, for your own safety, sit down or else I'll make you sit down!"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

James T. Kirk (after getting reamed by Spock): "Who was that pointy-eared bastard?" Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "I don't know, but I like him."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "I may throw up on ya." James T. Kirk: "I think these things are pretty safe." Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "Don't pander to me, kid. One tiny crack in the hull and our blood boils in thirteen seconds. Solar flare might crop up, cook us in our seats. And wait'll you're sitting pretty with a case of Andorian shingles, see if you're still so relaxed when your eyeballs are bleeding. Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence." James T. Kirk: "Well, I hate to break this to you, but Starfleet operates in space." Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "Yeah. Well, I got nowhere else to go. The ex-wife took the whole damn planet in the divorce. All I got left is my 'bones'." (sips out of his flask, hands it to Kirk)

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "Dammit, man! I'm a doctor, not a physicist!"

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Aug 19, 2013

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Jul 23, 2013

Sexual Content: There is a scene where James Kirk is almost naked with a girl kissing her. Could have been left out.

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