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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.

Ben Cros
2 hours, 6 minutes

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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 Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DavyG TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 17 Nov. 2014
Format: DVD
Paramount and producer/director JJ Abrams took the bold step of taking "Star Trek" back to square one with this terrific, spirited re-boot of the classic tv series from the 60s.
The fabled "five year mission" of the Starship USS Enterprise under Captain James Kirk lies in the future when we pick up the story. Captain Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood) commands the Enterprise when Romulan renegade Nero (a splendidly hard nosed Eric Bana) arrives from the future via a black hole, hell bent on wrecking havoc against the Federation which he misguidedly blames for the destruction of his home world. Pike must lead his new crew, with young officers Kirk, Spock, Uhura, McCoy, Scotty and co, into a desperate fight for survival; so it's a whole new cast, but the same old thrills and spills!
I must admit to having my doubts to begin with. For this to work, the studio had to get things spot on in terms of "re-casting" the iconic
Shatner, Nimoy, Kelley and the rest with new faces to take their place, but thankfully they got things pretty much spot on. Chris Pine swanks about in the manner born as a headstrong young Kirk, Karl Urban and Simon Pegg are great as a comedy double act McCoy and Scotty, and the outstanding Zachary Quinto as Spock looks as though he's undergone a Vulcan mind meld with Leonard Nimoy.
To add to this, we've got a great script which packs in a ton of action and a load of humour, and first rate special effects, all handled with terrific panache and due reverence for the original series by director Abrams. This might not be cutting edge sci fi, but by gum, if you want entertainment for your cash, "Star Trek" delivers in spades. Get out the beer and crisps, settle back, and let the crew of the Starship Enterprise take you where no one has gone before, again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David P TOP 50 REVIEWER on 15 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A superb introduction to a new Star Trek universe. I saw this at the cinema, but as the new film is about to come up on the satellite film channels, I thought I would like to see this one again before seeing the new one, so I just bought the DVD.

Bringing new versions of much loved characters in to the public eye is always a tremendously difficult task. To cast nearly all the major roles with actors who manage to convey so much of their original counterparts without going so far as to be just outright impersonating them is a work of genius, and their own acting abilities are also remarkable in this regard. The only exception perhaps would be Simon Pegg, who is definitely not really channeling Scotty at all, but makes the character his own, and very well he does it too. The small injections of humour from him, and indeed other characters too, work really well, I just hope they don't over develop it and go too far in future films. (Well, OK, maybe the whizzing about in a conveniently transparent pipe full of water was a bit too daft).

The little potted histories of some of the main characters and how they all meet for the first time is handled very cleverly and really adds depth to the story. Fabulous entertainment. Mr Abrams certainly knows his craft.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Harrison on 18 Mar. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
My wife bought this on Blu-ray a few weeks ago and I've now watched it three times, so felt it was ripe for a review.
As far as the film itself is concerned I really quite enjoyed it. I felt that the prequel idea was one that worked pretty well and it was interesting to see how the characters might have been in their formative Starfleet years. On the whole I think the film brought this off quite well, and some of the actors chosen to play the characters, most notably Zachary Quinto as Spock, really do look like they would have done many years before.
The story was for the most part convincing, although for me any tales involving time travel tend to get a bit confusing and require a large suspension of disbelief, hence the three viewings required to get my head around the machinations of the plot.
The most frustrating and annoying thing about the film for me, however, were the constant streaks and flashes of coloured light across the screen. At first I thought it might be a problem with the disc or even my Blu-ray player. Even though it's still new I updated the firmware on my player thinking that might solve the problem - it didn't. I checked loads of other Amazon reviews to see if anyone else suffered this problem - evidently not. My wife told me that a few of her friends on a Doctor Who forum had complained about this too but had not suggested an answer or solution.
Eventually I discovered what the problem was with a few well chosen Google searches - and there is no solution! These streaks and flashes of coloured light are apparently a phenomenon known as lens flare and, by all accounts, are put there deliberately by the film maker using a Knoll Lens Flare filter. Some people actually appear to think that this lens flare enhances the film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sean on 22 Jun. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
As a huge fan of the original series I approached this with caution. Never been a fan of the Captain Picard crew as the character balance/writing was sorely lacking the magic/humour from the Kirk/Spock era.
While viewing the film I recall thinking how good the writing was and how it captured the spirit, camaraderie and feel of the original series, although on a much grander scale.
I have to take my hat off to JJ Abrams, he has really nailed it with a direct hit in the bullseye. The visuals are amazing and the sets are awesome. The budget is all there for the viewer on the screen, it is a visual treat, coupled with the writing and great casting (all of the main crew members are superbly cast) it is a genuine blockbuster that continues the Star Trek legacy with honour. I look forward to more of the same please.
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