Star Trek (2009)


To me this is the first of the Summer Blockbusters considering Terminator fell flat on it’s face, and seeing the previews of the new Transformers I am not expecting much from it.. Star Trek is just good summer movie fun. I never was a die hard Trek fan as a kid. I remember seeing a few episodes of the TV series in the early years in grade school, probably because it fell right before Uncle Zeb’s cartoon camp. (OK, maybe that is an Okie thing.) This film is worth seeing. 

It was refreshing to see them go back to the solid colored uniforms like the old TV series, and to use some of the lines as a throw back to the series. “Damn it Jim!” Even the sound design reflected the old series with the sounds of the Enterprise and the teleporters, if that is what trekkies call them. Also, not knowing much about this before it came out, I was surprised at some of the cast that kept popping up, Winona Ryder (Dracula, Girl Interrupted), Eric Bana (Troy, Munich) and even Leonard Nimoy! After seeing Mr. Nimoy, maybe me look for a cameo from William Shatner that unfortunately never came. Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) was a nice surprise and made a great Scotty, and I was impressed with Zachary Quinto (Heros) who played Spock.

This movie is what it is. It is loud, it is action packed and is chalked full of great special effects! Get a bucket of corn…and my personal recommendation of gummy cola bottles….you will have a blast.