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This review is from: Star Trek [DVD] (DVD)
Let me just preface this by saying that no, I am not a Star Trek fanboy, in fact I am firmly rooted in the Star Wars camp. Yet this film was easily the second most anticipated film I was looking forward to seeing in 2009 and it definitely lived up to it's expectations. Say what you will about the predictability of high budget Hollywood films such as this, but it took a massive change from the 2002 flop that was Nemesis. With a refreshing origins story, J. J. Abrams has really pushed forward the Star Trek franchise onto a new and younger generation. This turned out to be a surprisingly beautiful film despite perhaps the over-use of lens flare in the cinematography but either way, my jaw literally dropped open at the sight of the giant ship Narada emerging from a black hole. Also a massive mention has to go to Michael Giacchino for probably the most phenomenal soundtracks of the year.