“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
In this fantastic movie, Gene Roddenberry’s classic televisoon series has been stayed true to. CGI has replaced models and so on, refurbishing the old into the new, but keeping the same furniture, just changing the dusty covers. Even though there are these changes, the movie still gives you that Trek buzz. I, myself, have not been an avid Trekkie, but have indulged in watching an episode or two here and there. There’ something about watching the new movie on the big screen though that really strikes you. Maybe it’s because you know that years ago, back when it all started, a small television set was all that it could be viewed on.
The usual crew of Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Dr McCoy (Karl Urban), along with Chekov (Anton Yelchin) and Scotty (Simon Pegg) embark on a journey to the stars again, this time tracking down Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch), a man that Kirk has a personal vendetta against. Hoping that they don’t get blown up or shot at, they have to head to a planet who’s people are hell bent on wreaking havoc across the universe. Upon arrival, the Enterprise’s warp core malfunctions, leaving them stranded within sights of the war ridden world.
Having been armed with torpedoes, which the crew all think are dangerous, they set to deploy them towards the planet, where Khan was located, only to realise last second that they are completely harmless and not what they think.
After capturing Khan, delivering him and then him taking over, causing all sorts of trouble, the crew then have the responsibility of finding Khan for the sake of Planet Earth’s safety.
Through all of this, it’s superb acting from all the cast, including Spock having an uncanny resemblance and mannnerisms to the original actor. So much so that, if they ever needed to remake any classic scenes, this guy would be the man for the job.
Kirk is acted out astoundingly too, along with him having Shatners mannerisms too.
Overall, it is a great movie of epic proportions, dealing with everything that Trekkie’s want and throwing in humour and Hollywood style filmmaking from J.J. Abrams. The passion that he has as a director is out of this world, as he really brings the Sci-Fi action to life through the power of cinema.
This is the Sci-Fi movie to watch!
Grab your Trek gear and head for the stars.