In 2009, J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures decided to reboot the “Star Trek” movie Franchise. Before the reboot of the franchise, there have been 10 previous “Star Trek” films: six involving the cast of the original series, and four involving the cast of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” “Star Trek” was the first new installment of the franchise since the canceled “Star Trek: Enterprise” in 2005.
“Star Trek” follows the characters from the original and how they got on the U.S.S Enterprise. The movie is the prequel to everything in the series. It also creates a new timeline that is different from the events in the original series and so on. Personally, I liked the fact that they aren’t changing anything that has been already established. They are just creating their own world and their own system of characters without ruining what was already established.
The characters were entertaining. Their interactions with each other are one of the highlights of the film. They make you get invested in the characters. There isn’t one character that you really don’t like. They are all extremely likable characters. The plot is okay due to how long this movie is. It’s a little over two hours. You really don’t get into it until 45 minutes into the movie. I like how it sets up the back history for two of the main characters, James T. Kirk and Spock, but it wasn’t any two captivating.
Oh, apparently Kirk was sleeping around with TONS of women during his years at Starfleet Academy. If you are like me, you now have the image of William Shatner, the OG Kirk, sleeping around. YOU WILL NEVER GET THAT IMAGE OUT OF YOUR HEAD. I would rather just keep Chris Pine in that image than Shatner because…well, It’s Chris Pine.
This movie is visually stunning. It’s appealing to the eyes and shot just beautifully. My only complaint is the number of lens flares when they are on the Enterprise. I get that it’s in the future but if there is that many lens flares, they need to cut down the power to the lights because of it slightly not annoying. It was a good effect that helps with the setting feeling more realistic but still.
“Star Trek” reboot film is an extremely good and entertaining movie. You will get lost in the movie once they get to Starfleet Academy. The characters and how the movie is shot is everything. I recommend this movie if you are new to the franchise or don’t care that this isn’t in the original storyline. The Trekkie fandom isn’t fond of this movie because it “ruined the original timeline” when it really didn’t. It’s a new timeline.
Ratings: 3.5 out of 5
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