Lex Petros: Star Trek Movie

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Star Trek Movie

A complete re-boot of the Star Trek franchise.

I caught Star Trek on Tuesday night and that was the conclusion. It was a breath of fresh air, an entire saga re-written on a new temporal platform and done so ingeniously like no other! AWESOME movie! Kudos to JJ Abrams. His direction was simply magnificent. When the movie startted, I JUST LOST CONTAINMENT! Was totally blown away by the immense cinematography in just the first few minutes! Like really!!!!

An ENTIRE new genre of Star Trek story-telling, an ENTIRE new USS Enterprise NCC 1701 (she is beauuuuttiiiffull, with her glistening duranium hull and her two sleek warp nacelles, nestled be her gently position pylons and her ever glowing deflector dish is just something else), an ENTIRE new cast line-up and an ENTIRE new dramatism to the whole movie was more than an ardent fan like me can ever asked to be beamed aboard!!

The casting was perfect. They redefined the parameters, but still maitained the character personalities of age-old. Nothing much really has changed cept for the new faces. You will see Uhura like you've never seen her before.

I was just totally immersed into Kirk and Spock dichotomy. Chris Pine was a spot on choice for James T. Kirk, but I personally feel Zachary Quinto played Spock like no one else can, 'cept legendary Leonard Nimoy, who reprises his role as ...well...Spock in this 11th installment in the Paramount Studios, Spyglass Entertainment and Bad Robot production.

Albeit, Spock's human attributes were more prominent in this movie than ever before...and the overplayed Spock-Uhura (Zoe Zaldana) romance was just one more suprise to the myriad range set out in this pre-quel. I cannot think of a better way to start of the beginning of the future (gravitas of the tag-line) than to have a hybrid-human romance chapter...and don't talk about Kirk and his many romantic exploits. There's Simon Pegg who portrayed Scotty (chief engineer) as it was meant to be and John Cho played a perfect Hikaru Sulu (helmsman).

An explosive beginning to a whole new line in the franchise. I wouldn't have imagined something like this.

Trekker or not, it's a movie of blockbuster quality (and probably already is), enough to keep your inertial dampers to maximum.

Space, the final frontier. These are the NEW voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Her ongoing explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations, to BOLDY go where no one has GONE before.

Live long and peace be with you.

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Blogger aindhy said...

Rub it in why don't you!

Heh heh heh... Looks like I'm in for a treat if the movie is still playing when I get to Singapore!

10:43 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Yeah bud. Today, I just acquire another movie uniform. Science Gonna don it when i go for the movie again this Saturday nite. :)

11:59 PM  

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