Star Trek

Star Trek


Star Trek review

Film description

In a nutshell:

JJ Abrams boldly goes and reboots a franchise by dumbing it down and speeding it up, with sexy results.



The Future Begins.


Bones: 'Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence.'


A young farmboy, Luke Skywalker, sorry, James T Kirk, looks to the stars and dreams of adventure. He meets a wise older man who reminds him of the great man his father was and talks him into following in his footsteps and joining the rebellion, sorry, Starfleet, where he can fulfill his destiny.

Meanwhile, due to some time-travel shenanigans, the evil Romulan captain, Nero has captured his arch enemy, Spock (the old one from the original movies).

Nero forces Spock to watch, helpless, as his home planet of Vulcan is obliterated with Nero's new super-weapon: some red liquid!

Thanks to a chance encounter with a grumpy, world-weary doctor, Bones, the young Kirk manages to get on board the USS Enterprise, where he meets up with all the familiar Star Trek crew - albeit a bit younger and with fewer dimensions.

Kirk clashes heads with young Spock who, inexplicably, casts him off the ship and onto a hostile Ice Planet, where, in a cave, he meets the old Spock, from the future.

Old Spock knows how to save the day, but they’re both stuck on the planet.

Luckily, another ‘chance’ encounter introduces Kirk to Scotty, who might know how to get them back onboard the Enterprise.

Shaky-cam heroics, noisy explosions and lots of lens flare ensues.

Written by: Fortunesfool

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Release Dates

UK Cinema release
May 8th 2009
UK DVD release
November 16th 2009

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    • lordofthepies

      Jan 7th 2009, 19:24

      I was a true trekkie for about ten years but have slowly declined away from it in the last 5 or 6 yrs, i watched the trailer 3 times back to back and have now sent my admirals uniform (next gen style) to the dry cleaners, the trekkie in me is back!

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    • mrsdepp09

      Jan 29th 2009, 11:38

      i cant wait for this film! i thought it would be coming out at the end of last year but no apparently not! i love the fact chris pine is in it, i t would be nice to see him in something that is not targeted at teenagers (just my luck etc) so im looking forward in seeing that!

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    • Klevon

      Feb 23rd 2009, 14:43

      Well, I can't say that I'm a Trekkie, but I do love the original series. I've never looked foward to a Star Trek movie as much as I am this one. It seems to have everything I like, including a more 'rock and Roll" feel. I'm really looking forward to seeing Chris Doohan, the son of the late James Doohan (original Scotty). I hope he has a scene with the new Scotty, that would be AWESOME!!!! I actually saw Chris act in a play at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center. He was the best actor in the bunch.

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    • dholleyuk

      Mar 13th 2009, 12:42

      Just cant wait been a trekker since I can remember my first episode when I was 3 - I am "Sad" enough to have ST on everyday on the TV, unless I am on holiday and this looks great!

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    • Q Branch

      Mar 13th 2009, 14:42

      Holy Sh*t! Trailer 3 kicks me back in...

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    • graham6

      Mar 27th 2009, 13:20

      Looks awesome. Just seeing Spock forces my hand into a vulcan salute!

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    • paddydebeast

      May 2nd 2009, 0:13

      Do they travel to a planet full of giant squids? I'd like to see that very much.

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    • pimpernel

      May 4th 2009, 20:06

      Like to say I've never been a Star Trek Fan (only thing I ever saw was the last 10 minutes of that movie with the whale in 1980s America - which was...surreal). I'm really looking forward to finding out what all the fuss is about. Can't wait to see Quinto on the big screen!!!

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    • jopov

      May 11th 2009, 21:33

      Been to see it today. Should appeal to fans and newbies alike. Excellent. Live long and prosper.

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    • HarryMulholland

      May 18th 2009, 19:14

      when a 60's tv show reboot is admidst the geekworld it's only expected to be overhyped. This movie is fun and watchable.

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    • Scifigeek1202

      May 28th 2009, 18:57

      Its not logical Jim to reboot a old movie just like Star Wars apart from Episode III which was the best overall out of that bunch. All the visuals and Zach Quinto are excellent, the film just falls apart because of its lose narrative and a over the top and pathetic villain(Eric Bana), time paradox, time travel oh I'm so bored already, oh Sulu has a sword fight yeh that's exciting. But seriously this no classic for Star Trek fans,die hard fans or non fans and I can't believe Leonard Nimoy appears in this(I feel sorry for Leonard)glad William Shatner did't get a part in this mess of a film.

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    • ebuwa

      Jun 6th 2009, 23:33

      I'm not a fan of Star Trek and I can't remember seeing any of the TV episode, however I saw the film, and its brilliant!!!! Totally entertaining for everyone, I hope there is a second one. I'd give it *****!!!

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    • paisleybhoy7

      Jun 12th 2009, 14:18

      excellent film

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    • flashdancer

      Jul 21st 2009, 14:58

      Absolutely love love loved it. Been a trekkie from birth and although I had my reservations, I love how they've remodelled it and made it so they aren't turning their back on the past but yet creating something new. I loved it. I'll shut up now lol

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