On the day of James Kirk’s birth, his father dies on his ship in a last stand against a mysterious alien vessel. He was looking for Ambassador Spock, who is a child on Vulcan at that time, disdained by his neighbors for his half-human nature. Twenty years later, Kirk has grown into a young troublemaker inspired by Capt. Christopher Pike to fulfill his potential in Starfleet even as he annoys his instructors like young Cmdr. Spock. Suddenly, there is an emergency at Vulcan and the newly commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov and even Kirk himself thanks to Leonard McCoy’s medical trickery. Together, this crew will have an adventure in the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever even as the new version of it is just beginning. –IMDb
Jeffrey Jacob “J. J.” Abrams (born June 27, 1966) is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, director, actor, composer, and founder of Bad Robot Productions.
A prominent writer/producer of Hollywood features who later went on to make a name for himself as the creator of such popular small-screen hits as Felicity and Alias, J.J. Abrams has managed the rare feat of finding success in the all-too-often mutually exclusive worlds of both film and television. It was at the age of eight that the wide-eyed youth first discovered his love of film while on a Hollywood studio tour with his grandfather, and when the pair returned home, Abrams convinced his father to let him try his hand at filmmaking with the family’s Super-8 camera. During the following decade, the young auteur grew increasingly comfortable behind the camera, and he continued to turn out his impressive amateur films at an exhausting rate. Later attending New York’s Sarah Lawrence College… read more
Coming from a casual viewer (if that) of Star Trek, this film was quite impressive. It managed to restart a franchise in a realistic style while also maintaining the hokey charms of the original series. The cinematography and special effects were great (despite the endless lens flares) and the performances were fun. Thoroughly enjoyable, although not as philosophical as the original series strived to be.
Fantastic visuals, great casting; very exciting, funny, at times even moving (not too much, though) - kept me entertained the whole way through and now I'm really looking forward to seeing the sequel and maybe even exploring the franchise a little more.
At this point I think my favorite movie to bear the Bad Robot logo is still "Ghost Protocol," which strikes me as a little odd, like maybe I enjoy J.J. Abrams' production muscle more than his directing style. And can you blame me? Abrams' 2009 "Star Trek" reboot is one slick-looking picture. Sure, the lens flare and handheld photography are a bit overdone, but they succeed in lending an immediacy to a property that sorely needed it. My main issue here is that the second act literally slows to a crawl for a late game exposition dump, the writers trying to appease longtime fans with some more time travel hokum. Be honest: do we really care if this movie contradicts something that happened on a TV show in the 60's? You had us hooked during that 10 minute opening sequence, guys. Just worry about telling a good story.
This is how you ruin Star Trek. Gone are the philosophical questions and the musings on social/political issues, which are the makings of good science-fiction. Instead, the film goes overkill on the special effects –probably hoping it will distract the audience away from the horrendous plot. This is Star Trek for the Michael Bay crowd. What the film lacks in ideas it tries to make up for with excruciating postmodern homages and winking at the audience. The film doesn't even take itself seriously. It’s like a two hour long in-joke made by people who think they’re too cool for Star Trek. Basically, this movie is Star Trek lobotomized.
Oui, ce film possède une bonne gamme de défauts. On y retrouve une histoire d’amour un peu inutile, des incohérences de scénario ou quelques éléments sont tirés par les cheveux et comme une volonté… read review
star trek used to be like the twilight zone and have socialy relevant writing, now its been downgraded and dumbed down into micheal bayish crap made for reboot fanboys who’s idea of a great movie is… read review
Filez dans l’espace ! – 21/10/2009
Ce nouvel épisode de la saga Star Trek revisite l’univers de la série d’origine tout en le projetant dans l’action et la modernité, avec un scénario plein… read review