Mod: Hm.. On that note, I suppose one should ask what your opinion of the first reboot was. I have yet to see it myself, something I'll need to rectify, but it seems like it has some issues. I quote my friend. "If you're a peaceful race, Romulans, WHY is your ship designed with a lot of sharp and pointy edges. It looks like it was made out of Klingon warblades." Okay Paraphrased, but I think the point gets through. Sorry Viola doesn't comment, but she's not a movie goer like myself.
((Mod: Oh, right! I should probably give opinions on the first one. X3. Oopsie!
Well, firstly, before you read my thoughts, if you HAVEN’T seen the movie yet, then I highly recommend you stop reading this for a bit, and watch the movie first. If you have, or if you don’t mind spoilers, then go ahead and keep reading. :3
Seen it? Ok, here we go!
I’ll be honest, for a Star Trek Film, this one definitely doesn’t compare to the other films, like “The Voyage Home” or my personal favorite, “First Contact”. There’s not much “discovery” and exploration, which are often found in Star Trek; instead, there’s more action and character development. Aside from the main conflict, the plot mainly focuses more on Kirk growing up and interacting with individuals around him.
But as a movie itself, I’d say it’s a good movie. It’s got a well-developed plot, interesting premise, and it makes for good action. It does a good job at keeping you interested, and there are some good scenes in there. And I’ll be completely honest, as far as the casting goes, I think they did a fairly good job with finding actors who closely resemble the characters from the original series.
So if you’re judging it for being a movie, I’d say it’s a good sci-fi/action movie to watch, and you’d probably enjoy it. If you’re a die-hard Trekkie, though, I’d say it’s at the very least worth a one-time view. It’s got some good points, but it’s not like the shows.
If I had to rate J.J. Abram’s “Star Trek”, I’d say… 4/5. ))