Sunday, May 10, 2009

"STAR TREK" review

Okay, first of all, I'm not a Trekkie in any sense of the word. I've never even seen a whole TV episode of the series. I've seen the original 6 movies a couple of times, tops. So I know very little of the mythology behind Star Trek, J. J. Abrams' latest fims (only his second!). But I saw it with some Trekkies, and they enjoyed a bunch of clever nods to the series. I enjoyed it, too.

I'm not going to reveal the plot, because I really, REALLY hate it when people spoil movies for me. I can't even talk about the best parts, because they, too, tie into the movie's plot. I'll just say that the story is smart, fast, and compelling. The acting is top notch. The actors fill the shoes of their predecessors nicely, giving the spirit of those who came before without giving the exact performance of them. The special effects are breathtaking. The music is superb. And the action will knock your socks off.

The end of the film makes you want a sequel, and one is coming, hopefully by 2011. Just go see it. You WILL enjoy it. Boldly see what millions of other people are seeing, because they're right. It's one of the year's best movies.

My rating: 9.5/10
Coming Soon: PENDRAGON: The Soldiers of Halla

1 comment:

Coffee Maker said...

i was so impressed by this new Star Trek, from character development to action effects to the fluidity of the plot... IMO this is the best Star Trek ever