Well Folks as most of you might know by now Star Trek has been screened and there are a lucky few that got a chance to see one of the most anticipated movies of the summer! Last night we got some short little twitter feedback but today we got full reviews. I went around the web and collected bits out of the reviews that have been written about the film and so far it looks like it is getting a lot of positive buzz. I have read all of these reviews, and I couldn't be more excited to see this movie now. Everything I have seen has looked great! But to hear the majority of people say it was an incredibly amazing film then we know we are going to get a great Star Trek film thanks to J.J. Abrams. Check out the what people are saying!
Neil Miller from Film School Rejects says, "J.J. Abrams, with the help of a few incredibly talented people, has created a very accessible, fun Star Trek film that is perfect for a new generation of sci-fi fans. Sure, it plays to the fan base a little bit, but its real strength is in the fact that it is delivered with a ton of energy, it presents a story that is easily grasped by fans and newbies alike and is a big, kick-ass ride. My hope is not only that this sort of film will inspire young people to go out and check out some of the older Trek movies and series, but that it also helps usher in a new era of space science fiction filmmaking. With this piece of work, J.J. Abrams has really pushed the envelope with the visual effects and delivered a Star Trek tale that is fresh and vibrant, but he also remembered that it's important to maintain a commitment to character and story, something that too many filmmakers forget these days. And for that reason alone, I think this film will not only find success, but it also just might find itself as one of the surprise winners of the year. Because when it all comes down to it, the average moviegoer in America just wants to see a movie that is a shitload of fun - and that's exactly what you'll get with Star Trek."
Quint at AICN says, "Pine has the swagger, the humor, but he also has the presence. I didn't think I was going to be a convert to him in the role, but I thought he was great... I think Abrams pulled it off. STAR TREK isn't just a successful reboot, but a genuinely fun and exciting science fiction action adventure. My biggest complaint is that it feels like they just got started up when the film ended. I want more! I want to see the further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and his crew aboard the USS Enterprise."
Gah! says, "This is the kind of movie that will inspire fervent devotion and love the way the original trilogy did. This is the kind of movie that the Star Wars prequels should have been. With this movie, the Trekkies have won the argument. Right now Star Trek is the most exciting Science Fiction franchise. And I never thought I'd say that. Stop worrying about the cast. They're perfect. Stop worrying about the director. He brought a visual flair the series has mostly lacked, without sacrificing the story. Stop worrying about whether it's canonical or not. There is a satisfying explanation to anything you think you might have a problem with. In fact, Just stop worrying, period. You've finally gotten the Star Trek movie that you've always wanted. Enjoy it."
The Horta a hardcore trekkie says, Well, I liked it. Much, much more than I thought I would... here's all the massive changes to the Star Trek continuity that take place due to that old deux ex machina of time travel. But you know what? There are so many good things in the film that it kinda didn't matter... It was fun, and enjoyable. I laughed at the funny parts, I got tense during some of the big action scenes, and I had good time.
Chaplinatemyshoe says, "Star Trek accomplishes far more than I ever thought it would or could. This is on par with the Star Wars trilogy in terms of the big screen entertainment and sheer imagination on display. And while it doesn't pack the emotional punch that it could have, it does set itself up to do that in subsequent installments of the franchise. The talent involved appear to be more than up to the task, and hopefully the public will make it possible for them to do their thing with increasing freedom and confidence."
No Name says, "people are going to really dig this movie. If you're a hardcore Trekkie you should dig the freshening up (but not disregard, understand) of the classic continuity. If you're a casual fan like myself then you'll be drawn in deeper and excited to see what's next. And if you're new to the concept or have generally not been interested in Star Trek... well, give it a shot. This is the rare example of a studio acting both in self-interest and in the interest of the fans--they finally gave this property some respect and handed it to some of the best and brightest people in the industry who've knocked it out of the park. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed. If nothing else, know that it is certainly the best Star Trek film since First Contact, and definitely ranks up there with Khan. I'm really excited to see where the sequels will take us, and hopeful that this iteration of the series will, ahem, live long and prosper."
Jon B at CinemaBlend says, "The new Star Trek movie is amazing- easily the best Trek movie since The Wrath of Khan, and a veritable feast of sight and sound: A captivating adventure that grabs you from the first and doesn't let go. The effects are staggering, finally what the stories have deserved so richly. There are enough huge fireballs, shattering explosions and exciting fights to go around. The movie's first 5-10 minutes are of note I feel: This sequence is brilliant and had me immediately on the edge of my seat"
Cole Abaius at Film School Rejects says, "As far as performances go, Chris Pine is outstanding. He's the embodiment of a conflicted soul, transcending the cliche of the troubled rebel with a greater destiny. His delivery manages to give depth while maintaining the cocky veneer. Zachary Quinto is brilliant - creating an emotionless man without being robotic, using nuances to hint at something far more dynamic lurking just below his stark delivery. Their chemistry is worth the ticket price alone. On a similar level, Zoe Saldana is strong - although it would have been better to see her character fleshed out more. Bruce Greenwood, Eric Bana and Karl Urban are all explosive and command the screen when they're on. On the other end, Anton Yelchin is passable as is John Cho as Sulu, but neither character gets much material to work with beyond some simple comic relief and a brave moment apiece. Simon Pegg as Scotty provides a very strong comic presence that goes beyond the easy jokes - his scenes are a welcome tone-shift to give the audience a second to drop their heart rate and smile."
CHUD reader Greg Clark says, "well, it doesn't suck. Anyone who says it's better than Wrath of Khan is talking out of their hyperbolic ass though. This one doesn't nearly have as clear a thought out script as that one, easily one of the tightestly plotted films in any genre, and suffers from the same problem as that other Orci and Kurtzman collaboration, Transformers: it wants to be all things for all people at all times... The movie should easily become the biggest (and probably most popular with the mainstream) Trek film out there, and Paramount might have successfully turned this back into a cash cow. Let's just hope the next time out we can get some real exploration based adventure, instead of spending half a running time figuring out what the point of the film is going to be."
So are you excited to see it?