PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Damon Lindelof likened the Romulans in this film to pirates, with their unique tattoos, disorganized costuming, and practical ship with mechanics visible.
U.S.S. Kelvin, go for Starfleet Base.
Kelvin Crew Member: Starfleet Base, we've sent you a transmission. Did you receive?
Starfleet Base: Kelvin, have you double-checked those readings?
Kelvin Crew Member: Our gravitational sensors are going crazy here. You should see this. It looks like a lightning storm.
Starfleet Base: ...
When the ship arrives at Vulcan the shields are engaged before dropping out of warp. Even so, the ship scrapes against debris, peeling of parts of its hull. The shields should protect the ship from this.
There are no opening credits in the film except for the title card, making this the second consecutive Star Trek film that does not list its cast at the beginning.
$75,204,289 10 May 2009