Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Review: Star Trek

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Title: Star Trek
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Director: J.J. Abrams
Writer(s): Roberto Orci (written by), Alex Kurtzman (written by), Gene Roddenberry (television series "Star Trek")
Staring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, and Eric Bana
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, and brief sexual content.
Running Time: 126 min (2 hrs and 6 min)
Synopsis: A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert:
2 ½ Stars
Michael Phillips: 3 Stars
EW: Owen Gleiberman: A-

Other Sites:

At The Movies: Ben Mankiewicz: See It, Ben Lyons: See It
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 95% (Fresh), Top Critics: 91% (Fresh), RT Community: 88% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 83 out of 100, Users: 8.4 out of 10
MRQE Metric: 79: (42.4% A, 44.4% B, 10.2% C, 2.8% D, and 0% F)
Yahoo Movies: Critics: B+ Users: A

My Review

Source Material: Based on the television show “Star Trek” created by Gene Roddenberry

Acting and Dialogue: A-: For a film of “newcomers” it was awesomely casted. I also like the “wink” moments to the original show/movie. The opening of the film emulated an ending of a film by having so much emotion pored into it, the awesomeness doesn’t end there. Out all this positive there is negative and that is the horrible villain development, Nero Caesar was a ten times better villain than Nero the Romulan.

Art Direction: A: A big part of art direction is production design and this film has great production design. There is a since of “bigness” to the starship USS Enterprise …not a two set starship like in the days of old, but that what time dose to technology.

Cinematography: B+: One negative thing I noticed and quite others did too is the screen flares, they were cool in spots but after while they became annoying.

Direction: B+: J.J. Abrams is slowly stepping out of his producer shoes and stepping into a directors shoes. I think he can continue this sci-fi/fantasy angel and make a good living just look at the television show Lost.

Sound and Music: B+: Sound track and score fits into the summer movie season and the sci-fi/fantasy genre

VFX: A: It complements the “real” aspects of the film.

Overall: A-: This movie overall is a great action adventure film for the summer movie season. Not only entertaining for the general movie audience but also sparks some happiness from “Trekkies” or “Trekkers.”