It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what a Tribble is or if you have a Star Fleet Uniform in your closet, you’ll enjoy revisiting the original crew of the starship Enterprise in the sci-fi film, Star Trek. Following the lives of a hot-headed boy from Iowa named James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and a logic driven half-Vulcan named Spock (Zachary Quinto) through childhood, into Star Fleet and aboard the starship Enterprise. When an evil Romulan named Nero (Eric Bana) attacks the planet Vulcan. the Enterprise, led by Capt. Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood) is hastily readied and sent on her first mission. Even though Ensign Kirk is ordered to stay on Earth, medical student Leonard “Bones” McCoy (Karl Urban) sneaks him on board so he doesn’t miss the action. When they reach Vulcan space, Capt. Pike takes a shuttlecraft to the Romulan ship. (I would have stayed onboard.) Spock, who is First Officer, takes charge of a young and inexperienced bridge crew comprised of Helmsman Sulu (John Cho), Communication Officer Uhura (Zoe Saldona) and a 17 year old navigator named Chekov (Anton Yelchin) along with the rest of the Enterprise crew. After Kirk opens his mouth once too often, Spock ejects him from the ship in a pod. (Maybe he should have done that to William Shatner 40 years ago.) Kirk ends up on an ice covered planet where he wanders around and runs into Spock Prime (Leonard Nimoy) and Scotty (Simon Pegg) who will be the next engineer of the Enterprise. Scotty knows the secret for transporting people and helps save Capt. Pike and Kirk – of course – is allowed back on the ship and he saves the day. This film has fabulous character development, the young actors give solid performances and the dramatic music score fits perfectly. This is an introduction to a new era that has a Star Wars feel, but keeps the Star Trek universe intact. I credit the new look to the outstanding directing of J.J. Abrams who has a creative and insightful vision. The action begins at warp speed and doesn’t slow down until Scotty has to eject the warp core. I’m a movie critic not a Trekkie, but this is a must see and I’m giving it an A rating. “Live Long and Prosper.”
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.