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Steven Belknap

Star Trek Review

To be clear, this is the 2009 JJ Abrams Directed Star Trek Film.

Prior to this film Star Trek's popularity had not been like it used to be. The original series in the 60's was received well enough, but it was with Next Generation that Star Trek really became popular. After Next Generation, there were three other Star Trek Series, but none as good the first two. All the while there were many Star Trek Films, with The Wrath of Khan being the most known of the Star Trek Films until the 2009 one.

The 2009 Star Trek was in a way, a reboot on the original series with the return of classic characters like Kirk and Spock but with younger actors. It also had a twist by bringing in at least of one of the original actors to reprise their role in the movie by adding a crazy time travel element which in a way also makes the movie a proper sequel to the original series. The movie makes plenty of references to other Star Trek Lore, like Klingons, The Kobayashi Maru, Romulans, and a few others.

The movie stars Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock, it also has Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, and Simon Pegg as the other classic Star Trek characters.

The movie was very good and some would say it was the test for JJ Abrams to see if he could do a Star Wars movie as well. The movie was sleek and cool looking, while adding a sense of realistic science fiction in the mix as well.

Prior to this movie I had seen a bit of Star Trek Next Generation, but I wasn't a huge fan of the series. After this movie though, I finished up Star Trek Next Generation and watched what I could find of the Original Star Trek.

The movie as a whole was exciting and fun and I still re-watch it every now and then so for a score I give it a 9 out of 10, partly due to the reprisal of Leonard Nimoy as Spock or more specifically Old Spock.


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