It is rare when I find a film that exceeds my expectations -I found one tonight.
Set in a future of war, massive starships, unexpected alien friendships, and a time traveling villain – a young rebellious James T. Kirk (Chris Pine)
tries to live up to the expectations of a father he never met (and his own potential). When Kirk is unexpectedly thrust into a leadership role that features life or death in the balance, he finds he must discover a way to rely on more than his wild and reckless nature if he wants to save more than his own neck. He must explore the power of trust, relationships, and humbleness along a journey to discover one’s true self.
The new ‘Star Trek‘
journey is the complete package. The casting was perfect; the homage to the Trek tradition was done with taste and precision; the story offered a fresh and unique look into to trek-mythology and the raw energy literally exploded on (an off) the screen.
From the directing to the special effects to the sound design – this film was traveling at warp speed in all areas. The bar has now been set for the summer… and we have not yet truly begun.
Director J.J. Abrams
breathes new life into a franchise that first engaged viewers on primetime TV in 1966. Cancelled after a few short seasons, this cult classic refused to die, and devoted fans kept this wagon train to the stars alive in novels, comics, films, mass merchandise, spinoff TV series, conventions, and much, much more.
You can guarantee that this reboot will find fans (and $$$$) at the box-office. I predict this will not be the last time this particular crew of actors ( led by Zachary Quinto
, Karl Urban
, Zoe Zaldana
, Simon Pegg, John Cho
, and Anton Yelchin
) find their way onto the Star Trek: Enterprise bridge.
This is one film that I will see this film a few more times before it ends its run.
It is absolutely brilliant and earns a solid “A+” on the Cinemascene Scorecard.