Movie Review: Star Trek

Friday, May 08, 2009
By Abbey Khan


This incarnation of Star Trek as written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and director J.J. Abrams introduces us to how the most beloved characters, Captain Kirk and Spock, came to be. When Captain Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood) recruits the restless James Tiberius Kirk (Chris Pine) to enter Starfleet Academy, he butts heads with Spock (Zachary Quinto) over a routine final exam for which he is accused of cheating. This is only the beginning of their fued and there are many. But when the fate of the galaxy is threatened by the evil Nero (Eric Bana), they have to find a way to work together to save both humans and Vulcans.

Recommendation: A
Although Chris Pine, who resembles a young Brad Pitt, is absolutely charming as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto steals the spotlight as Spock. Of course that should be no surprise since he also does so weekly on Heroes. Whether you’re a Trekkie or have never seen an episode you’ll be drawn to the characters and the story so much so that you just may find yourself yearning to know more about the original series. Don’t wait, run to the nearest IMAX theater to watch all the action come alive!

Read detailed interviews with the cast here.

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