Star Trek (2009)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


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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.


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9 April 2009 | Superior_Saturday
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| A Truly Glorious Enterprise
As a complete and utter fan of LOST I ventured down to Sydney on Tuesday for the World Premiere of Star Trek to feast my eyes on JJ Abrams new venture. I have never seen Star Trek. Not one episode, Not one movie. Yet the idea of JJ Abrams attempting to breathe creative life into a franchise drew me to the Sydney Opera House to meet my Idol and to see just what he can do.

As the lights went down in the glorious Concert Hall and the vibrant cast and crew thanked the audience and took their seats an anxious hush swept the hall from united Trekkies and newcomers alike. As Paramount, Spyglass and the Bad Robot flitted across the screen Michael Giacchino's score pulsed through the audience and the film began.

From the first stunning visuals of a pre-Enterprise time to the final iconic sweeping space shots Star Trek is fully and wholly back, completely engaging for Fan and newcomers alike. Easily grabbing a mainstream audience and yet still retaining the in-crown jokes and nuances of the original Universe, Abrams new Trek is quite the achievement.

The actors are superb and the appearance of Leonard Nimoy and Eric Bana takes the tale to the beyond.

It is easy to see why Paramount has held on to the innovative creative Bad Robot team ready for a sequel as Trekkie storytelling is reinvented for today.

As always I was blown away with the power and creative precision that JJ Abrams brought to the screen. As a final note I recommend this film for everyone who has ever looked to dream up the impossible, to take an idea that you love onto the next level, a feat achieved by the truly glorious Abrams and crew.

A must see.

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Details

Release Date:

8 May 2009

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Germany

Filming Locations

Alaska, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,204,289 10 May 2009

Gross USA:

$257,730,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$385,680,446

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