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Best reboot of all time. Never would've believed it possible. Being a long time die hard trekker it took me a very long time to even deign to watch this movie. I mean, we all know where everything has been and where it all goes don't we? NOT AT ALL w/this brilliantly done new series of Star Trek films. Love love love JJ Abrams for making me eat my words when I said this reboot couldn't possibly be any good. Dare I say it-it may be better than the original films. Fresh, hip, cool, now. Any word you can use to say this beloved franchise has been brought into the 21st century. (Or 23rd as the case may be) Couldn't love it more.
Everyone was nervous and flipping out about this reboot (which is really a sequel 1st) before it came out. Turned out it was perfect...down to the story, the writing, the casting choices, and honoring the original actors/crew/writers in the TV shows and spinoffs. Chris Pine is an awesome Capt. Kirk, better than the original, more conflicted and unsure of himself, but rising to the occasion everytime. Zachary Quinto is a great Spock, and it's amazing to see his scenes (***SPOILERS***) w/ Leonard Nimoy to contrast with the original Spock in their time together. Karl Urban always wonderful, perfect Dr. McCoy. Geat sci-fi movie all around. Eric Bana was a great villain, loved his work here. I'm gonna stop here because I don't want to list every actor, so GO WATCH THIS MOVIE.
Saw the movie when it first came out and 3 times since. So .. I like it. Actors do a tremendous job. Urban nails McCoy. Quinto channels Spock. Pine doesn't "become" Kirk like those two did their roles but nonetheless becomes "a new" Kirk. So big thumbs up for the whole trio.
The only things that irked me were the fantastically large plot holes and ridiculous/silly/gimme a break mistakes with Star Trek science and plain old science.
The very end of the movie - the action at least - made sooooo no sense. First - they're within the event horizon of a black hole. That's game over. But somehow it isn't. Because they literally throw their engines into the black hole and ignite them and ride the explosion. Excuse me? If they ejected their cores (what powers their ship into warp) then they instantly get sucked into the hole. No waiting around. Just "boom", you're in. There's literally nothing left on the ship to keep them out. But somehow that doesn't happen. And just before that they fire all their weapons at Nero. Hello? A black just formed IN THEIR SHIP. There's no need for any weapons there; they're gone. One single drop of "red matter" consumed an entire planet yet a huge beachball of it had to sloooowly eat their ship? Huh?
There's a LOT more. So one really has to disengage all logic centers during the movie. But if you do - it's a ton of fun.
I grew up with the TV show. It was interesting, entertaining and captivating. This movie was horrible. The sound track is so out of balance that I couldn't put down the remote to constantly increase and decrease volume. The 2hr lame storyline is some guy is pissed at Spock and files around trying to kill him. The original short TV episodes were more accomplished than this 2hr disappointment.
one of my favorite movies, and definitely the best Star Trek film yet! Huge Star Trek fan, and I gotta say I am LOVING the 4K!!!! We just bought a 4K tv and player and this was the first movie we bought to test it, and WOW does it look INCREDIBLE!!! Let me put it this way: we are HUGE Star Trek fans, we went to see this particular film in the theatres THREE TIMES it was so damn good. Yet, when we watched it on our 4K tv for the first time, we noticed the smallest of details that we hadn't noticed at any point when we saw it in the theatre!!! The picture was so clear, and smooth and the movie was absolutely AMAZING to watch in 4K! I would highly recommend upgrading to a 4K tv, a 4K player, and watching Star Trek Beyond in 4K because it's absolutely beautiful to behold!
I did not like any of the trailers, previews or clips I have seen for this movie since it was to be released. So I never watched it until now; I finally took the leap to watch.
I truly regret watching this movie. I almost stopped at 10 minutes in, and again at 20, and again at 40, but I forced myself to watch it all the way through.
There was so much wrong in this movie when it comes to the characters, the acting, the vision, etc., etc.. It was so bad all around that I am nearly speechless. This is now the worst movie I have ever seen. I don't drink, but after watching this movie, the thought of taking up the habit crossed my mind.
Any true Star Trek fan knows what I am talking about.
Everything about this poor excuse for Star Trek was so bad that Gene Roddenberry isn't rolling over in his grave, he isn't spinning in his grave... He is digging his way out of his grave to take vengeance out on all of those involved in this movie for not only destroying the franchise, but utterly destroying and bringing total shame to his vision.
i've watched this movie five times, which seldom happens with any movie, and I will watch it again still!!!. Action from the get go, awesome acting, exciting soundtrack, engaging story line. Great background to all main characters, and funny, entertaining, visually stunning from beginning to end. My kids just became the newest generation to get totally "treked". The bloopers are a blast to watch (U Tube). THANK YOU J J ABRAMS, YOU SOOOO ROCK!!! (too bad there isn't a 10 star rating)
I've watched every Star Trek episode from every series and every Star Trek movie except the newer pay TV series. I watched this movie with some people who have never watched Star Trek before and they loved it. Proof that you don't have to be an old Star Trek fan or even a Sci-fi fan to get into this action packed movie. Some people however might not appreciate the heart pumping edge of your seat ride this movie takes you on, those people best ask the nurse for extra meds and take a nap rather than watch this movie.
5.0 out of 5 starsYou dont need to be a "Trekkie" to enjoy this
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 6, 2019
Star Trek is probably the most rebooted sci series ever, with numerous spin offs, so was a bit skeptical them doing it again,. But with J J Abrams at the helm, is a brillant fast paced movie, loads of CGI effects . Chris Pine is great as Kirk, but for me its Zachary Quinto who steals the movie with his portrayal of Spock, The excellent Karl Urban is not on the screen enough as MCcoy, and Simon Pegg is again not on the screen enough. Its great to see the "original" Spock with the late great Leonard Nimoy in it too. Two spocks, not at all confusing. The only downside for me, was the plot was a little confusing with the time travelling Spock able to appear on the same screen as his younger self, this contradicts all known therio of paradox and time travel
James T Kirk ist wieder da - allerdings junger frischer und meiner Meinung nach besser. Die Crew der Enterprise und wie alles begann. Ein actiongeladener Start mit einer sehr gelungenen Story. Gut gemacht.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 19, 2019
I suddenly realised that having purchased later movies in this franchise, that my collection was incomplete. I think very well thought out casting has made the whole prequel experience worthwhile. Chris Pine. Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, are all excellent. There is not one jarring note. surprisingly English actor SImon Pegg fits right in as Scotty. To learn how they all came together as a crew, and how lifelong friendships were formed has made this one of the best Star Trek movies, ever. Recommended.
Ok so im not going to lie I am a fairly big geek when it comes to Star Trek. Not obsessively so that I would dress up and go to events but I always found the Star Trek universe to be incredibly detailed and some people might even say a glimpse into our future. I thought the original old movies were pretty good but this remake is outstanding. Yes i know they have changed the story and everyone seems to be messing around with time travel these days but i still think this movie brought it together well. The soundtrack is very memorable and when combined with the great acting, this movie becomes something very special. I think one of the things that was missing from previous star trek movies was that cool factor it was a little too geek for most peoples liking. This remake hits the spot it just has that badass feel to it especially in some of the fight scenes.