Thursday, October 8, 2009

Star Trek [2009]

Director: J. J. Abrams
Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Pinto, Eric Bana
Genre:
Sci-fi/Action
Rating: Teen (violence, horrific images)
Comment: "A sci-fi fan's wet dream..."

The Star Trek series had always been one of those love-it-or-hate-it kind of thing, so expect don't expect the reimagining of it to be any different. FPBM! however, is a proud geek-slash-nerd hence why this movie shall receive favourable reviews.

Thumbs up to the production team for considering that we are already in the year 2009, forty-three years since the debut of the TV-series this movie was based on. Some liberties and changes were made, possibly to free itself from any continuity constraints already established in the franchise. Basically it is the same thing albeit with characterisations of it's own.

The story can be dubbed as "The Rise of Captain James T. Kirk" because that is what it was basically about. So there is no need to familiarise yourself with the entire Star Trek lore, even if this is the first time you've heard of it. Sure, there might be some Easter eggs for long time fans (such as the Redshirt's gruesome death), but this movie did more to reintroduce than to revive - akin to what Batman Begins [2005] did for the Batman franchise.

Good news for those who like it, there are two more Star Trek movies coming.

Points Calculation

The Good [+100]
- Pure sci-fi
- Fast-paced
- Intriguing storyline

The Bad [-0]
- (None)

100 - 0 = 100 points

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