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Good film, disappointing box
on 22 May 2010
Enough has probably been said about this movie. Some liked it, some didn't, I did. I have enjoyed most of the Star Trek movies. The latest excursions of the Next Generation crew make an exception, as they seemed to me desperate but futile attempts to create modern, action-packed movies that would re-invent and revive the Star Trek franchise. Where they failed, this movie succeeds. When I watched it in the theatre, I instantly remembered why I loved the old movies so much. While I missed some calm and thoughtful moments in JJ Abrams movie, I was well entertained, smiled a lot and liked how the new cast fills and expands on the old characters. Star Trek XI may not be a milestone, it won't be a cult movie and is definitely no modern classic, but while I usually give the big blockbuster movies a wide berth because I find them to be dull and mind-numbing, I enjoyed this one a lot and give it a well-deserved 4 stars.
This box, however, doesn't do the movie justice in my opinion. The video and audio quality is beyond reproach but the bonus material, let me exaggerate a bit, is as interesting and insightful as a commercial for toothpaste. This may, for many, be an irrelevant factor. For me, if I buy a 2-disc special edition, I want to see extensive behind-the-scenes material, special effects documentaries, interviews with cast and crew, etc. I watched the steelbook edition of Superman Returns lately - whatever good or bad you may think about that movie, the bonus material is a good example of what you could get with such a box. The extras of this Star Trek box, however, are not much more than the mandatory "oh it was so great working with , he was so " and a few circumstantial so-called documentaries. The bonus dvd will fail to enrich your experience of the movie for not much more than an hour. I for my part was deeply disappointed and wish I had bought the single disc. Which is why I rate the box only 3 out of 5.