While I’ve always been a Star Wars fan, I have enjoyed Star Trek. My favorites were the original cast movies. Loved the Next Generation cast, but they never quite captured the level of relationships from the original series.
There was a lot of speculation of what J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindeloff had envisioned and what Roberto Orci and Kurtzman had written.
Would they slaughter Trek? Would they breathe new life into it? What would happen?
I’m not going to go into nitty gritty details, but I will tell you.
IT WAS ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE! TREK IS BACK!
Directing – WOW…I mean really…WOW. Lucas, let Abrams re-do the Star Wars saga.
Writing – Orci and Kurtzman have not only re-booted the series, they’ve opened up so many doors for so much re-imagination. My mind is just going crazy thinking of all the cool Trek stories they can re-tell and if you see the movie you’ll find out how the re-tellings can be really incredible
Cast – Someone give that casting agent a cut of the back-end. Every single cast member wa spot on and performed well individually as well as an ensemble…forget nominations and award ceremony…just give the cast the SAG award for best ensemble
Music – The instant I got home I bought and burned the soundtrack. Just when I thought Michael Giacchino couldn’t out do himself, he out does himself and blows away ever other composer out there. The emotion that this guy envokes with music is incredible. Be prepared for some tears in the opening sequence…even some man tears.
Visual Effects – The best I’ve seen – HANDS DOWN – The way they handeled particles, and debris and the detail that’s in the starships and displays. There’s one shot of the Enterprise towards the end that combined with the music, it’s just awe inspiring.
Alright, it’s late and I’m sure I’m saying many of the things the others are saying.
Go out and see this movie, even if you’re not a Trek or sci-fi fan. Chances are by the time you’re done seeing this you will be.