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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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$140,000,000 (estimated)

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£5,950,203 (UK) (8 May 2009)

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

The snowscapes would have been shot in Iceland, but it was too expensive so were shot in Alaska instead. See more »

Goofs

When Uhura walks in on Kirk and Gaila, she says, "I've been working on solar systems." While we refer to our own star system as "The Solar System", it is not in the least bit incorrect to refer to any other star system as "a solar system". The difference is in the use of "The" as opposed to "A". A "solar system" is simply a planetary system that orbits a star and so Uhura is quite correct in her wording. 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 closing credits, the film reveals a dedication to the memory of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Picard & Kirk Into Space (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Josh Greenstein
Written & Performed by Cyrano Jones
Courtesy of Bad Robot Music and Video LLC
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Great movie
13 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Apparently a lot of die-hard trekkies hate this film, but I doubt anyone could make a film that would satisfy them.

I personally loved the movie, I'm not a trekkie, far from to be honest, but this one was great.

I've seen all the old movies, and liked them, my girlfriend hates them though, she watched a whole 15 minutes of the one where they go back to earth in the 80's and hated it.

So she was obviously extremely suspecious when I rented this movie, but she ended up being extremely excited about it, and said that she'd deffo watch any sequel to this new version of star trek.

And I personally liked it more than the old star trek movies.

It's abit like James Bond, the new James Bond movies are very different to the original ones with Sean Connery.


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