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Star Trek 
A Reboot To A Long Summer
3/4 stars

I am a decently sized Star Trek: The Next Generation fan, but I wouldn't call myself avid. I enjoyed the 60s version but don't remember much about it. I love sci fi movies. This movie was above average but I expected so much more. The trailer was amazing, the music in the trailer was great, and the action looked incredible. I never really knew what the story was other than the standard "Kirk and Spock" grow up together plot.

The action was pretty good, the special effects were good but beyond that, I can't say much else. Yeah, it was good to see the old crew back together but there were a lot of forced lines and forced relationships that I didn't enjoy. If you are going for a total reboot here, reboot it with a power punch, not just an action flick. Also, the music bothered me. It kind of blew and contained little of the original. But, it did contain some of the original sound effects - which was cool to hear again.

The story is thin and the time travel aspect of it really disappointed me. Basically, as I predicted, they cheated. This is something that even George Lucas didn't mess up with Star Wars. I am going to re-boot Indiana Jones - hell even Citizen Kane. All we have to do is throw in a little time travel. Give me a break!

JJ Abrams should stick to being a creator and TV producer (maybe even do some story writing) but leave the directing up to the experts. he doesn't have a good film under his belt and all of his ideas (at least the good ones) are directed by someone else.

I would rank this one behind First Contact, Nemesis, and Generations (and maybe even many of the older movies as well). If this is what we have to look forward to as far as summer movies go, it is going to be a long summer. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it. Maybe you will?


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Alex

Alex- wrote on 05/11/09 at 09:12 AM CT

 

First contact did not use time travel to reboot the series. It also did not fuck up the entire time space continuum like this one some how did. Picard may never exist now due to Spock's fuck up. Also, how lame was Scotty being transported into the water tub. That was down right silly (almost as silly as swinging monkey's). The old Spock was in this one to pick up a pay check. He is hoping they reboot the series so that he can be in a show that people care about. As for your who cares comment? I mean seriously, if you admit that Spock didn't need to be in it, then why was he and how could it be a 4 star movie. You love action too much. Like I said, I want to see this again. It was not a bad film, but it was not great. Maybe a second viewing will bump it up to 3 stars. Go watch Nemesis again and tell me if this one is better than that.

DB

DB- wrote on 05/10/09 at 10:42 PM CT

 

Alex, I've come to realize you are a true hypocrite. You say the time travel was lame....yet, First Contract used time travel. WTF? You are just looking for things to complain about. Time travel is an established practice in star trek, come on man. Did it need old Spock? Probably not, but who cares.

DB

DB- wrote on 05/09/09 at 12:14 AM CT

 

I see Alex you have officially become a critic of movies instead of a fan of movies. This movie rocked on a multiple levels. Was it perfect, no.....but it's a heck of a lot better than most movies out there.

ZJW

ZJW- wrote on 05/07/09 at 06:22 PM CT

 

I plan on seeing this film this weekend as do many other people i know. I had a discussion the other night about the film + he seemed shocked that i was concerned with the quality of this film. If what you say about place action and special effects ahead of the characters and story then i suppose my fears are true. Star Trek was always character driven + if they were going to reboot it they should focus on the characters. I guess i'll have a better idea after i actually see this movie but i'll be sure to keep my expectations realistic.

 
 
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