Year Released - 2009
Running Time - 120 minutes
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi & action violence and brief sexual content
Directed by J. J. Abrams (who also directed Mission Impossible III - he is also the creator of the Alias, Lost, and Fringe television series)
Written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (both of whom have also written several episodes of Alias, Fringe, Hercules, and Xena - as well as Mission Impossible III, The Island, The Legend of Zorro, and Transformers 1& 2)
*Based on characters created by Gene Roddenberry
Chris Pine as James T. Kirk (Smokin Aces and The Princess Diaries 2)
Zachary Quinto as Spock (Sylar from Heroes - he was also in the 3rd season of 24)
Karl Urban as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (he played Caesar in Xena - he is also in The Lord of the Rings films, The Chronicles of Riddick, Ghost Ship, The Bourne Supremacy, Doom, and Pathfinder)
Simon Pegg as Scotty (Shaun of the Dead and Hott Fuzz)
John Cho as Sulu (Harold from the Harold & Kumar films - he is also in the American Pie films)
Anton Yelchin as Chekov (Charlie Bartlett - he is also going to be in the upcoming Terminator: Salvation)
Zoe Saldana as Uhura (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dirty Deeds, and Guess Who - she is also going to be in the upcoming Avatar)
Other Cast Members Include:
Leonard Nimoy as Spock 'Prime'
Winona Ryder as Spock's mother
Ben Cross as Sarek, Spock's father
Bruce Greenwood as Captain Christopher Pike
and Eric Bana as the Romulan nemesis Nero
Rating: 5 Skulls
Captain Kirk and his trusted team on the starship USS Enterprise boldly go where no man has gone before in this 11th installment of Gene Rodenberry's sci-fi franchise that follows the early days of the intergalactic adventurers.
As a fan of Star Trek, I have anxiously been awaiting this film [remember, it was originally supposed to come out in December, of last year]
In my head, this film is extremely important to the franchise - if this film were to bomb [which it won't - trust me] the franchise would be in serious jeapordy.
Well, I am very happy to report that this film is outstanding!
For me, personally, it is now my favorite of the 11 films, [yeah, I said it!] thus far, replacing Wrath of Khan. In fact, I cannot wait to see it again! I think that Roddenberry would be proud!
The film starts off with the USS Kelvin being attacked by a Romulan vessel and the birth of one, James Tiberius Kirk - after the susequent destruction of the Kelvin, the film jumps to where we meet Kirk as a young boy - the same goes for Spock, and you can pretty much guess the rest, except for the fact that everything we thought we knew, we really don't, as J. J. Abrams and crew have changed some things around [for the better, I must say!]
Here's the trailer:
As for the crew of the USS Enterprise - I thought everyone did a superb job!
Even if you have never been a fan of the original series, I think that you will enjoy this film
[the relationship between Kirk & Spock was great, and I loved Bones, and I thought that Scotty was absolutely hysterical!]Definitely give this one a shot, preferably in the theatre!