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Star Trek (2009)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  8 May 2009 (USA)
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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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The future begins.


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

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$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

To develop the female characters, the wives of J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were consulted. In fact it was Katie Abrams's approval of the strong female characters that convinced her husband J.J. to sign on to direct. See more »

Goofs

During the countdown at the beginning of the movie when Captain Kirk is on the collision course, as it counts down from 18 seconds, it actually takes longer for it to impact than 18 seconds. 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

After the credits, the sound of the Enterprise is heard one more time. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Special zu 'Star Trek XI' (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Awasoruk Jam
Written & Performed by Cyrano Jones
Courtesy of Bad Robot Music and Video LLC
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Set phasers on 'Disappoint'.
5 June 2012 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

I don't speak Klingon, I know nothing about the technical specifications of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and I can't recite the complete history of Starfleet. Hell, I don't even know what the correct term for a Star Trek fan is (is it Trekker or Trekkie? Beats me!). I do, however, have an affection for the original TV series, having watched it as a youngster in the 70s (at teatime, after school), and I really wanted to like this film.

Oh well...

Beyond some clever casting (the majority of the actors assembled here convincingly playing younger versions of the Enterprise's original crew) and the inclusion of some nerdy details designed to appease die-hard Trek fans, this is a failed exercise—another seriously flawed and over-worked piece of mainstream Hollywood nonsense. The film's unnecessarily complex and confusing time-travel story is riddled with irritating contrivances and plot-holes big enough to fly a Romulan mining craft through, while the rapid editing and an over-reliance on 'everything-including-the kitchen sink' CGI effects only add to the chaos.

If this is the standard of film-making we are expected to endure, I can only hope that this rebooted franchise will not 'live long and prosper'.


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