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Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | | 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 Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kirk
... Spock
... Spock Prime
... Nero
... Pike
... Bones
... Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)
... Scotty
... Sulu
... Chekov
... Sarek
... Amanda Grayson
... George Kirk
... Winona Kirk
... Gaila
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Storyline

On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his damaged starship in a last stand against a Romulan mining vessel looking for Ambassador Spock, who in this time, has grown on Vulcan disdained by his neighbors for his half-human heritage. 25 years later, James T. Kirk has grown into a young rebellious troublemaker. Challenged by Captain Christopher Pike to realize his potential in Starfleet, he comes to annoy academy instructors like Commander Spock. Suddenly, there is an emergency on 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 the legend begins. Written by Paramount Pictures

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

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Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,500,000, 8 May 2009

Gross USA:

$257,730,019, 7 October 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$385,680,446, 7 October 2016
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Trivia

McCoy says "I may throw up on you" which is repeated later in the film by Kirk. This is also a subtle throwback to the pilot episode of "Lost" (2004) in which Kate says the same thing as she sews up Jack's wound. That episode was directed by JJ Abrams. See more »

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When Spock travels 129 years into the past via temporal black hole, he should have arrived in the past of THAT time-line, not in the alternate time-line created by Nero's actions. Thus, Nero never would have captured Spock Prime, stolen the Red Matter, and used it to destroy Vulcan. Instead, he would have been stuck in an alternate past that he had created while Spock traveled along the prime time-line back to an unaltered point in history. However, earlier Star Trek episodes and movies often show "glitches" in changed time lines, with characters being aware that something is wrong or even being unaffected by the change at all. See more »

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[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

The first part of the closing credits is styled after the opening credits of Star Trek (1966), where the starship Enterprise blasts off into space as a monologue describes its mission, and then the cast names appear as the famous "Star Trek" theme music plays. See more »


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What a production - cheesy bits forgiven!
17 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

There was no way that this reboot was going to avoid all references to either the original series of Star Trek or the other spin-off series - anyone going in to see this film had to accept that as a given. But any cheesy bits (of which there were relatively few) are blown away by the sheer beauty and bravado of this film.

I was a fairly big Trekkie in my youth, but in the last 10 years only really kept up with it by watching a few new episodes here and there and seeing the big screen outings (OK, I admit that I have all 10 films on special edition DVD - £47 was a bargain!) - but Abrams' vision here has me thinking the new franchise will be even better than what has come before.

What made this film special for me was not the story (remarkably good, bearing in mind that, like the first film in any new franchise, it's backbone was character development). What made this film for me was the....photography? Can you even call CGI photography? Well, either way, this film was a visual feast. The way that scale was conveyed was breath-taking. I'm not sure whether I read this somewhere or if I can take credit for it myself, but the difference came in the way that Abrams shoved aside the traditional Star Trek view of Enterprise as a lumbering naval ship and took a more Star Wars-esquire dogfight approach. This has set a high standard for a new era of Star Trek that I hope will spawn at least a couple more films.

It's not that I wasn't impressed with the character development, the acting, the script or the story - it's just that this film looked so gorgeous that I haven't been able to think of anything else since I saw it last night! But sufficed to say, this was overall an excellent feature. It might not quite deserve a 100% rating, but it's worth more than 90% in my eyes - so, by rounding up, it gets 10/10 from me! Final warning: see this film in the cinema. Do not wait for it to come out on DVD. It. Will. Not. Do. It. Justice.

JJ, you've won a fan!


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