Star Trek 2009

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Director J.J. Abrams (Alias) re-teams with his MI: III screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to bring a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time. Featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no man has gone before, Star Trek depicts Romulan time traveller Nero's bloody quest for revenge against Spock and the Federation.

Starring:
Ben Cros
Runtime:
2 hours 6 minutes

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Star Trek

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Genres Science Fiction
Director J.J. Abrams
Starring Ben Cros
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 21 Sep 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
2009's reboot of Star Trek is certainly an enjoyable improvement over the ailing Next Generation series of movies, but despite all the love and US box-office success (the film wasn't nearly so popular with ticket-buyers in the rest of the world), it still doesn't make the leap to being a great film. The opening with the birth of Kirk and the death of his father during a battle packs a surprising emotional punch and the film consistently does an interesting job of showing how the characters we know and love evolved - a cocky young Jim Kirk learning to brush that chip off his shoulder and earn responsibility, Spock still struggling with his half-human impulses - but there are things that don't work that well playing against the film. J.J. Abrams tendency to put lens flares in every other shot becomes increasingly distracting and, if anything, the refit of the Enterprise is much worse than in the 1979 film, making it look distractingly like a wildly overlit nightclub or computer salesroom. It's also a shame that for someone so cavalier about using other composer's music, Michael Giacchino's score eschews Jerry Goldsmith's iconic movie theme in favor of a combination of Tan Dun oriental scoring for the Vulcans and a Danny Elfman Batman-lite theme for the Enterprise itself. Even his version of Alexander Courage's original TV theme in the end credits is typically a rather hollow reorchestration.

The plot is another time travel/revenge story that ingeniously allows the filmmakers to create an alternate timeline for future entries with a well-motivated but otherwise rather underdeveloped villain in Eric Bana.
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121 of 138 people found the following review helpful By Kobiyashi Maru on 14 Oct 2009
Format: DVD
THIS YEAR'S IRON MAN
I guess there are different sorts of die hard fans. I'm of the type who has lapped up everything Star Trek for 40 years. The orginal series was great and so were most of the even numbered movies. TNG was a great ride but with each successive series thereafter, the ideas got less an less original - not that the shows weren't created by hugely talented people but how could they stay hot after hundreds of episodes? By the time we limped to Enterprise, the franchise needed a shot in the arm if it was going to survive. I was hugely sceptical about Abrams' version - Simon Pegg as Scotty, come on! I mean we love him but that definately felt like credibility was being stretched.

What a true delight it was then to see a true pumped up, rock 'n' roll version of Star Trek! Abrams and his gang did a clever thing, they created their very own Star Trek leaving the original series and everything we know fully intact sat happily in its own time line. Don't misunderstand though, this is the very same Kirk, Spock, McCoy and co. we all know and love, just sent down a slightly different path. So we can take a few liberties, mix things up a bit and generally have a ton of fun.

The story does what it needs to, the casting is great (especially Spock and McCoy), the effects are fantastic and Abrams manages to do character moments on the move so there's hardly time to take a breath - oh and Simon Pegg is great as Scotty!

Overall I got a real sense of joi de vivre, hence it being this year's Iron Man something that's been missing from Trek for a long time.

Maybe the best thing is, die hards and newbies alike will all find something to like.

Buy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Many of us would have wondered wether this 'prequel' would be true to the now legendary 'Star-Trek' format, we truly needn't have worried, the film is sypathetic in respect of the crew casting, and also holds true the spirit of the memories we have regarding the style of the story-line.
The film had a 'WOW' factor as the 'c.g.i' amazed throughout the film, the action 'awsome' ...in fact the movie wizzed through at 'warp' speed.
The story tells of how the 'Enterpise' crew come together along with their first adventure in space coming up against the evil 'Romulan' 'Nero' ( Eric Bana ) who is out to destroy planet earth.
'Chris Pne' ( James T kirk ) and 'Zachary Quinto' ( Spock ) grow into their role's as the film progresses.
Also wasn't it great touch to see 'Leonard Nimoy' intergrated into the film as 'Spock' ( of course )
This is a really good 'Star-Trek' offering and should not be missed, of course Star-Trek X11 has been released since,
looking forward to the next.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lee on 25 Feb 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Good special effects, especially on Blu-ray, although a bit too fast moving to absorb what was going on. The story was a bit empty and it was difficult to make a connection with the characters. Ok overall, but probably worth renting rather than buying as I don't feel the urge to watch it again.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dick Chuckens on 4 Feb 2010
Format: DVD
I've rated this 3/5 because of the great characters, not the story. As one would expect, the special effects are impressive and the story carries itself along well, but the strength of this movie is in re-introducing the familiar characters to us and giving us a back story to all the adventures that subsequently happen. Chris Pine must be singled out for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, sometimes unnervingly like William Shatner's original.

Weaknesses are many. Why have a romance between Spock and Uhura? Perhaps there's more to come, as there's bound to be a sequel or two. If you're at all scientifically literate you will cringe at the unecessary invention or "red matter," the notion that a supernova could destroy a galaxy, a complete misunderstanding of black holes and much more.

The story is probably the greatest weakness, a basic bad-guys-from-the-future-seeking-revenge plot with a big spaceship and lots of tattoos. There's not much more to say about it.

After hard-SF writers such as Stephen Baxter have so effectively dealt with the ins and outs of time travel I would have hoped for something less derivative of aging pulp SF. Perhaps sometime there will be a movie that is entertaining as well as scientifically literate.
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