Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek (2009)

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Star Trek (2009)

Uber-nerd JJ Abrams (producer of Cloverfield, Lost, Alias) brings us back to the early days of Star Trek, when the Starship Enterprise had that new-car smell and Captain James T Kirk still had acne problems. With a fresh cast, including NZ’s Karl Urban and Simon Pegg as Scotty, this action-packed sci-fi epic reboots the franchise to the glory days of yore.

Story follows the maiden voyage of the USS Enterprise, and the new recruits' mission to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind. But aboard the ship is a bitter rivalry: James T Kirk (Chris Pine), is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy, whereas Spock (Zachary Quinto), was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger.

Read our exclusive Karl Urban interview here.
See our 'Then and Now' feature, comparing the original and new cast.

Academy Award winner for Best Makeup, 2010.
2009Rating: M, contains violence122 minsUSA
ActionScience Fiction
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Variety

Variety

press

Blasting onto the screen at warp speed and remaining there for two hours, the new and improved Star Trek will transport fans to sci-fi nirvana.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A revamp everyone can get on board with, from die-hards to those who wouldn’t be seen dead at a sci-fi convention. Buoyant, buffed and with the promise of even better to come, this is the freshest Trek in decades.

4.0
0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

This is a boy's own story, as it ever was. And a damned good one.

4.0
0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

It has been made by lovers of Star Trek but they are not afraid to give us interesting new twists.

5.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Near-brilliant reboot of the much-rejigged spaceship saga.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A cracking script, classy special effects, excellent performances and cast chemistry, and still loyal to the sci-fi Trek brand.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Paced at warp speed with spectacular action sequences rendered brilliantly and with a cast so expert that all the familiar characters are instantly identifiable.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Odd-number curse be gone. The most exhilarating Trek to date marks a new future for Kirk and co. If this can boldly go on to seek out ideas to match its speed and style, a franchise is reborn.

4.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

I'll be surprised if I see a better blockbuster this year.

0

an alternate TREKKIE VERSE O K now that thats out of the way, I kinda liked it, it was good to see Leonard Nimoy in there that made the movie watchable for me & Zoe Saldana AKA Uhura is way Hot. The story was ok but it felt LESS Trekkie to me than most star trek movies.

3.0
0

Seeing as I am a self-confessed nerd, I only thought it right for me to dip my toes into the Star Trek 'verse... and now that I have, there's no going back! :D For me, the main thing is feeling some kind of connection with the characters - and man, I just LOVED these ones. Kirk, and McCoy are hilarious together - and I just adore Spock! Simon Pegg was a...

5.0
0

I didnt have much hope for the Star trek films never have but wow this is the best by a long shot a totally cool cast heaps of action and a dam good storyline this a movie I haved watched several times and seeing our Kiwi boy Karl Urban as bones and that funny line he say why hes called that I am so looking forward to the next one in anticipation

5.0
0

Given the obvious association with geek culture and the running time of over 2 hours, I was naturally apprehensive as I ventured into the cinema. As it turned out, however, Star Trek was a pleasantly easy watch, a good mix of (visually incredible) action and dialogue. Even more of a surprise was the element of humour that lightened potentially serious...

5.0
0

This is an utterly breathless addition to the Star Trek franchise, and takes it up a serious notch by eclipsing every other Star Trek movie for excitement, adrenaline, characterisation and special effects. The young actors are spot on, especially Chris Pine as the swaggering, recklessly talented Kirk. A superb storyline throws the cat amongst the Trek...

5.0
0

Definitely my favourite for the year. Karl Urban blazes the screen with his performance as "Bones." It has the high octane action of Casino Royale with the wit and laughs of In Bruges (sans gore of course). Leonard Nimoy's cameo tips a nice nod in the direction of the original series and Simon Peg adds a thicker coat of comedy to the Scotty character of...

4.0
0

Loved it. I'm a Trekkie fan of all the genres and loved the fact that JJ got actors who looked like Shatner et al when they were young and they nailed the character key notes without going overboard. The only exception was Uhura's character - nothing like the original from any angle - purely there for eye candy for the boys. which worked I think.

5.0
0

Loved this. Not a trekkie so no idea if it destroyed back stories and I didn't care. Fab fx film. Loved it.

5.0
0

Lets all pitch in and give Mark and his family their money back (I'm good for $5)as for me I'm going to pay to watch the movie again

5.0
0

Ok i almost wet myself to hear that a new Star Trek was coming out minus Capt Picard and the original Kirk. Just love the new complex mommas boy Spock and the grimy look of future earth where there are still punchups in bars and people actually bleed. live long and prosper,

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Blasting onto the screen at warp speed and remaining there for two hours, the new and improved Star Trek will transport fans to sci-fi nirvana.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A revamp everyone can get on board with, from die-hards to those who wouldn’t be seen dead at a sci-fi convention. Buoyant, buffed and with the promise of even better to come, this is the freshest Trek in decades.

4.0
0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

This is a boy's own story, as it ever was. And a damned good one.

4.0
0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

It has been made by lovers of Star Trek but they are not afraid to give us interesting new twists.

5.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Near-brilliant reboot of the much-rejigged spaceship saga.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A cracking script, classy special effects, excellent performances and cast chemistry, and still loyal to the sci-fi Trek brand.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Paced at warp speed with spectacular action sequences rendered brilliantly and with a cast so expert that all the familiar characters are instantly identifiable.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Odd-number curse be gone. The most exhilarating Trek to date marks a new future for Kirk and co. If this can boldly go on to seek out ideas to match its speed and style, a franchise is reborn.

4.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

I'll be surprised if I see a better blockbuster this year.

0

an alternate TREKKIE VERSE O K now that thats out of the way, I kinda liked it, it was good to see Leonard Nimoy in there that made the movie watchable for me & Zoe Saldana AKA Uhura is way Hot. The story was ok but it felt LESS Trekkie to me than most star trek movies.

3.0
0

Seeing as I am a self-confessed nerd, I only thought it right for me to dip my toes into the Star Trek 'verse... and now that I have, there's no going back! :D For me, the main thing is feeling some kind of connection with the characters - and man, I just LOVED these ones. Kirk, and McCoy are hilarious together - and I just adore Spock! Simon Pegg was a...

5.0
0

I didnt have much hope for the Star trek films never have but wow this is the best by a long shot a totally cool cast heaps of action and a dam good storyline this a movie I haved watched several times and seeing our Kiwi boy Karl Urban as bones and that funny line he say why hes called that I am so looking forward to the next one in anticipation

5.0
0

Given the obvious association with geek culture and the running time of over 2 hours, I was naturally apprehensive as I ventured into the cinema. As it turned out, however, Star Trek was a pleasantly easy watch, a good mix of (visually incredible) action and dialogue. Even more of a surprise was the element of humour that lightened potentially serious...

5.0
0

This is an utterly breathless addition to the Star Trek franchise, and takes it up a serious notch by eclipsing every other Star Trek movie for excitement, adrenaline, characterisation and special effects. The young actors are spot on, especially Chris Pine as the swaggering, recklessly talented Kirk. A superb storyline throws the cat amongst the Trek...

5.0
0

Definitely my favourite for the year. Karl Urban blazes the screen with his performance as "Bones." It has the high octane action of Casino Royale with the wit and laughs of In Bruges (sans gore of course). Leonard Nimoy's cameo tips a nice nod in the direction of the original series and Simon Peg adds a thicker coat of comedy to the Scotty character of...

4.0
0

Loved it. I'm a Trekkie fan of all the genres and loved the fact that JJ got actors who looked like Shatner et al when they were young and they nailed the character key notes without going overboard. The only exception was Uhura's character - nothing like the original from any angle - purely there for eye candy for the boys. which worked I think.

5.0
0

Loved this. Not a trekkie so no idea if it destroyed back stories and I didn't care. Fab fx film. Loved it.

5.0
0

Lets all pitch in and give Mark and his family their money back (I'm good for $5)as for me I'm going to pay to watch the movie again

5.0
0

Ok i almost wet myself to hear that a new Star Trek was coming out minus Capt Picard and the original Kirk. Just love the new complex mommas boy Spock and the grimy look of future earth where there are still punchups in bars and people actually bleed. live long and prosper,

5.0
0