Tell us what you thought of ‘Star Trek’

Posted by · 1:10 am · May 9th, 2009

Star Trek

If you were disappointed last weekend, hopefully you’ll get a kick out of this weekend’s big release, which had me at hello.  Like I said in my review, try to catch it on the loudest screen possible.  Come on back here and give us your thoughts on J.J. Abrams’s reboot of the “Star Trek” mythos once you see it.

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  • 1 5-09-2009 at 2:18 am

    Mohsin said...

    i thought it was good not great. enjoyable and refreshing, zachary pinto was a standout for me, i loved chekov! all the actors did a nice job, i loved the design especially special effects, sound and production design. however, its just way too thin, the villain Nero was crap, what a waste of eric bana! well dirctied just not expansive enough, characters don’t have enough to do. by no means the masterpeice that some are making it out to be. 7.5/10. (I preferred Watchmen!)

  • 2 5-09-2009 at 5:29 am

    N8 said...

    I certainly enjoyed it. It’s well-paced, humourous, and exciting, but don’t think it’s as good as the 4-star raves it’s been getting. I give it a solid 3.

    As for the sound design you praised so highly, it’s awfully good, but I wouldn’t go so far as to suggest it’s the most impressive I’ve ever heard. Still an awesome movie.

  • 3 5-09-2009 at 7:25 am

    Joe said...

    maybe this year wont suck it’s the first movie this year that ireally liked

  • 4 5-09-2009 at 8:38 am

    BobMcBob said...

    You couldn’t pay me to see a “Star Trek” film even though it’s the best-reviewed film of the year.

    “The Wrestler” got great reviews as well, and that film was unbearable.

  • 5 5-09-2009 at 10:34 am

    Vito said...

    I’ve never been much of a Trek fan. I’ve seen maybe one or two of the films, and just a handful of episodes from all the series’. However, I absolutely loved this movie. I’m definitely now a fan. Best movie of the year so far. I want to see it again.

  • 6 5-09-2009 at 10:51 am

    Chad said...

    Didn’t like it. Pine and Quinto were good but the whole thing felt like it’s only reason to exist was to make Captain Kirk into a badass. Yelchin, Ryder and Urban were awful. The cinematography was ill-conceived and executed. The action was sometimes incomprehensible. The chase sequence set to Sabotage was completely unnecessary and retarded. And not because it was set to Sabotage. Why did Spock’s Mom have enough time to turn and give Spock a knowing look but not enough time to take two steps back towards him? Why didn’t future Spock go to the Starfleet outpost earlier instead of chilling in a cave like a psycho? It was just a stupid summer movie. Nothing more.

  • 7 5-09-2009 at 12:28 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    A superior film above the previous two Next Generation pictures. I like it a great deal but some of the flaws which I can’t put my finger on held it from being a four star movie or an instant classic.

  • 8 5-09-2009 at 1:37 pm

    Chris said...

    Just got back from seeing it. I wouldn’t give it a 4 star review like you did or some other critics, but it is a pretty good, exciting and humorous movie. I was never much of a Star Trek fan at all, but I found this new movie to be entertaining. It will be interesting to see how it holds up with the rest of the movies coming out this summer.

  • 9 5-09-2009 at 1:50 pm

    Christian said...

    I thought it was amazing. J.J. Abrams and company really outdid themselves with this one. It managed to capture the essence of classic old school adventure films, while at the same time not feel stagnant and seem as if we’ve seen this all before. I loved this film, and I confess I have always been a Star Wars guy, not a Star Trek guy, but upon seeing this film I am more than curious to check out the rest of the Trek series.

  • 10 5-09-2009 at 2:52 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Fantastically entertaining film with some awe-inspiring set pieces and mind blowing visual effects. Loved it, wanted more.

  • 11 5-09-2009 at 3:26 pm

    Matthew said...

    This and “Adventureland” are the two best movies of the year so far.

    “Wolverine” was a mistake of a film. The summer begins now. Not last week.

  • 12 5-09-2009 at 4:02 pm

    Sound Designer Dan said...

    IMO satisfying but missing a great score and most of all, a great villain. Absolutely loved Quinto as Spock. Sometimes it felt like I was watching a television show because Abrams refused to take advantage of the entire lens. But again, it’s satisfying (***/****).

  • 13 5-09-2009 at 4:10 pm

    Sound Designer Dan said...

    One more thing. In terms of prequels, this is the film that Star Wars: Episodes I-III WANTED to be.

  • 14 5-09-2009 at 5:38 pm

    Ash said...

    I’ve never seen a Star Trek film, and never watched any of television series, but I thought it was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a looooooooong time. Action, humor, drama, with a little emotion thrown in. Solid A from me, might even see it again.

  • 15 5-09-2009 at 5:50 pm

    Chase Kahn said...


    It’s so full of winks and nods to the original series it can’t establish itself as its own. Nimoy is horribly overexposed and you could tell Kurtzman and Ori had no idea what to do with the character of Uhura and just focused on Transformer-like gags to divert the audience.

    The prologue got my blood boiling and then its downhill from there. Tonally it was not what I was expecting, completely wreckless — but boy the low-thread count types thought it was hilarious (nice Wells-ism there).

    It reminded me of “Iron Man” in that it’s kinda fun and slick and it has really loud noises but it doesn’t really add up to much.

    I didn’t even touch on the ridiculous lighting — it’s one huge lens flare from beginning to end.

  • 16 5-09-2009 at 7:31 pm

    Joshua said...

    Thought it was very enjoyable. Not need to think too hard about it. Visual effects were amazing.

  • 17 5-09-2009 at 8:28 pm

    SueS said...

    Loved it from start to finish. I am a Star Trek fan,
    and I thought this movie was absolutely great

    5 stars easily and the actors were all good

  • 18 5-09-2009 at 10:55 pm

    Derek 8-Track said...

    soooo, whe DeForest Kelley died, did he just place his spirit in Karl Urban… that was dead on!

  • 19 5-10-2009 at 12:27 pm

    Austin said...

    I have never been interested in Star Trek until this movie and I really enjoyed it! Despite a few flaws in the story that kind of bugged me, the movie was great.

  • 20 5-10-2009 at 2:35 pm

    John said...

    I enjoyed it for what it is: a not-so-smart loud, energetic, fast-paced, fun, frantic Summer action blockbuster.

    I liked the editing, art direction, sound design, make-up, special effects, etc.

    But like someone said about ‘Iron Man’, it just didn’t sing for me.

    Pine & Quinto were pretty good. I really liked Karl Urban and Simon Pegg. 7.5-8ish out of 10. I recommend it.

    But it’s far from the best thing ever. And I ditto what someone else said earlier, I much preferred ‘Watchmen’. It may have been loonnngg, but I thought the production values/execution was slightly better, AND the story had much more depth; more to chew on.

  • 21 5-10-2009 at 5:36 pm

    JDH said...

    Loved it. I actually saw it twice this weekend — second viewing in IMAX. The story and the villain are very weak, but it’s the cast that makes the movie a success. Pine and Quinto were bang on as Kirk and Spock and Karl Urban was a revelation as Bones. He can finally be forgiven for Pathfinder ;)

  • 22 5-10-2009 at 11:22 pm

    JAB said...

    I am by no means a fan of Star Trek, but i saw this movie because of all the hype.
    i give it a 9/10
    -Kris i totally agree with you about the sound work in this film, absolutely stunning.
    -someone mentioned the obnoxious lighting? I liked it, they might have overdone it at some points, but it definitely gave the film a distinct look.
    -what i didn’t like was the constant use of handheld cameras
    -it’s strange that they marketed a romance angle for Kirk and Uhura when the romance in the film was between Spock and Uhura…
    -Chris Pine’s work was very solid, quite the step up from the Lindsay Lohan starring “Just My Luck”
    My one question:
    What has happened to Winona Ryder’s career that she’s ending up in total throwaway roles in Summer blockbusters? I literally don’t remember seeing or noticing her.

  • 23 5-17-2009 at 8:43 am

    Chris said...

    I saw this again last night. I liked it the first time, but I loved it the second time. It’s a lot of fun.