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Review | Star Trek – 2009

Star-Trek-Abrams-Enterprise-Art-The-Light-worksI’ve seen this Star Trek film a few times before, but after watching it last night I decided to write a review. First of all, lets not be mistaken. This is the Star Trek film from 2009, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto directed by J.J. Abrams. In this version James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the crew has to save Earth from the vengeful Nero and his Romulans. Nero is upset for something that did or did not happen in the future…

chris hemsworth star trekThe intro is the effect of something that did or did not happen in the future. I had some questions about this for a long time. It keeps you guessing and interested the entire film. In the intro we see Captain George Kirk (Chris Hemsworth!!), James’  father, saving his entire crew by sacrificing himself. I was not happy about this! The first time I saw the film I was very happy and surprised to see Chris Hemsworth and then he died! 😦

Hereafter we see a young James T. Kirk, a grown up version being funny and his charming self in a local bar following James ready to join the Starfleet, which he is determined to finish in three years instead of four.

star trek spockThree years later Spock, Kirk and their other crew members of the Enterprise are caught in a trap set by the Romulans and their captain Nero (Eric Bana). Besides this I can’t tell more, for that would be too much of a spoiler. It’s more fun to watch it yourself and enjoy! It involves in any way some deaths, fightings, an exile, wrap speed and a lot of fun! It was really hilarious to watch my parents try to do the Vulcan greeting, every time they did it in the film! Hahaha! Fun fact: Zachary had his fingers clued together to make the Vulcan salute perfect:“Live long and prosper.”

The special effects are amazing. Everything looks so cool, the ship, the fighting scenes, space, that other planet, the Romulan people and the other, uhm, creatures(?). No wonder this film won the Oscar for best achievement in make-up. Also, I love the score. The chemistry between Chris Pine and his buddy Bones (Karl Urban) is very funny to watch. Also Spock and Kirk form a good team. Simon Pegg as Scotty is, as always, a delight to watch. I really think he’s a great actor. Also starring: Leonard Nimoy, Bruce Greenwood, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Anton Yelchin.


Tiny Spoiler question: Did Nero send the old Spock, the one from the future, from the black hole to that snowy planet? I mean that isn’t possible right? Because you can’t come out of a black hole, once you’re ‘ in’  it you are dead or gone or… everything but alive? I didn’t really understand this. And in the beginning Nero says he waited 25 years for Spock and later the old Spock says he’s from 120 years in the future? How is that possible?


2 thoughts on “Review | Star Trek – 2009

    1. Ok thanks. That makes sense. But how about the young Spock? Nero said to him he was also waiting for him..

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