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The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

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On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his ship in a last stand against a mysterious alien time-traveling vessel looking for Ambassador Spock, who, in this time, is also a child on Vulcan disdained by his neighbors for his half-human heritage. Twenty-five years later, Kirk has grown into a young troublemaker. Challenged by Captain Christopher Pike to realize his potential in Starfleet, he comes to annoy instructors like young Commander Spock. Suddenly, there is an emergency at Vulcan and the newly commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov and even Kirk himself, thanks to Leonard McCoy's medical trickery. Together, this crew will have an adventure in the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever as a new version of it begins. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,950,203 (UK) (8 May 2009)

Gross:

$257,704,099 (USA) (25 September 2009)
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Trivia

The Romulan Narada is five miles wide and 15 miles long. See more »

Goofs

The movie's universe diverges from the familiar Star Trek universe in 2233, when Nero arrived in the past, many details of character behavior, technology, terminology, alien culture, etc., were changed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Communication Operator: U.S.S. Kelvin, go for Starfleet Base.
Kelvin Crew Member: Starfleet Base, we've sent you a transmission. Did you receive?
Starfleet Base: Kelvin, have you double-checked those readings?
Kelvin Crew Member: Our gravitational sensors are going crazy here. You should see this. It looks like a lightning storm.
Starfleet Base: What you've sent us doesn't seem possible.
Kelvin Crew Member: Yes ma'am. I understand. That's why we sent it.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits in the film except for the title card, making this the second consecutive Star Trek film that doesn't list its cast at the beginning. See more »

Connections

Referenced in When Stars Collide (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Sabotage
Written by Mike D (as Michael Diamond), Adam Horovitz & Adam Yauch (as Adam Nathaniel Yauch)
Performed by Beastie Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Turned me into a fan
20 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Star Trek movie tells how the crew got its start and gives us a glimpse of the characters we have come to love as they were getting their starts in Star Fleet. It does a very nice job of tying things together and setting the stage for some possible new movies that would tell about earlier adventures of the original cast of characters. The movie brings in one of the original characters, Spock, where the young version and the old version meet.

The casting was very successful in capturing some of the mannerisms of the original cast; I was particularly impressed with Karl Urban's portrayal of Bones, he did an outstanding job of capturing the accent and mannerisms used by DeForest Kelley in the original series.

An effort is made to explore the personal strengths and weaknesses of the characters that help the viewer, who is familiar with the series, to see how they came to be and accomplish what the later stories reveal.

The Blu-ray version offers the good video and audio that one expects from the medium and the story is filled with fast paced action that holds one's attention.

The financial success of this movie seems to guarantee sequels starting in 2012 according to reports I've read; this seems to bode well for all Star Trek fans!


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