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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 feature film debut of Chris Hemsworth. See more »

Goofs

Uhura claims to be able to speak three dialects of Romulan. It has been established that relations between the Romulans and the Federation have never been friendly and that the only contact was to negotiate a peace. However, there's no reason to presume that their unfriendliness precluded either side learning the other's language somehow. There would be an immense tactical, political, and diplomatic advantage to figuring it out. (It is quite reasonable that, despite the conflict, one side would learn the other's language. In Star Trek: The Enterprise Incident (1968), while Romulan Commander Liliana Charvanek is speaking with Captain Kirk, she remarks, "Your language has always been most difficult for me, Captain," implying that they are not employing the Universal Translator, which must mean that she has studied and mastered English.) 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

Followed by Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Awasoruk Jam
Written & Performed by Cyrano Jones
Courtesy of Bad Robot Music and Video LLC
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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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