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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J.J. Abrams
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Kirk
Zachary Quinto ... Spock
Leonard Nimoy ... Spock Prime
Eric Bana ... Nero
Bruce Greenwood ... Pike
Karl Urban ... Bones
Zoe Saldana ... Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)
Simon Pegg ... Scotty
John Cho ... Sulu
Anton Yelchin ... Chekov
Ben Cross ... Sarek
Winona Ryder ... Amanda Grayson
Chris Hemsworth ... George Kirk
Jennifer Morrison ... Winona Kirk
Rachel Nichols ... Gaila
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Storyline

On the day of James T. 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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Trivia

Adrien Brody had discussed playing Spock with J.J. Abrams. See more »

Goofs

If one drop of red matter created a black hole in a super nova, the whole container of it would have created much bigger in Nero's shift. 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 sound of the Enterprise is heard one more time. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mad: G.I. E.I. Joe/Dog with a Captain's Log (2013) 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 and Television Music
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Didn't Believe in Action Movies Anymore, Nor Did I Believe in Star Trek...Well, Now I'm a BELIEVER!
2 August 2016 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

...........................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA....and ORLANDO, FL

Before analyzing Star Trek, a few words: In the theater, skeptically, I waited for it to begin. Within minutes, I felt time-warped! A little kid, mesmerized by Forbidden Planet; a teenager, totally awed by 2001; a young adult, blown away by Star Wars! If you don't like this Star Trek, do yourself a favor: forget about the Sci-Fi/Action genre for life!

O.K…Where to begin? On almost every imaginable level, Star Trek really works! Solid character development, well, at least for this genre. Stunning, imaginative, cleverly original and, at times, even dazzlingly artistic special effects. An intensely engaging story-line, that manages to pay homage to all that has gone before, but, at the same time presents multi- faceted character and plot elements few of us could have imagined beforehand.

Let's just say there is something in this for everyone! So, without any spoilers, (Well, maybe an extremely MINOR SPOILER.....!) Glimpses of Kirk & Spock in their youth, both rebellious in different ways. Hints of romance between major characters, previously unsuspected. Kirk & Spock starting out as rivals, but becoming friends as a result of an ingenious plot twist! Extremely well-conceived & orchestrated action sequences will make you feel as if you'd been catapulted into hyper-drive! Whether or not you liked Star Trek in the past, you MUST treat yourself to this experience!

10 Intergalactic STARS......ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!


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Release Date:

8 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Star Trek XI See more »

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Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,204,289, 10 May 2009

Gross USA:

$257,730,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$385,680,446
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