Every once in a while…

Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine lead the new cast of Star Trek.

The big-budget studio system gets something right.  The new “Star Trek” was everything it needed to be and director JJ Abrams (who is a Canon 5D Mark 2 owner/user) along with cast Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy brought a rousing new chapter into the Star Trek universe this past summer, simultaneously a credible sequel and a brain-teasing reboot rolled into one.

It was one of my Top 3 films of 2009 (the other two being ‘The Hangover’ and ‘District 9’) and is absolutely worth checking out when it comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray today.  So, make sure you check this one out… there are very few times when you’ll catch me cheering on the studio system, but in this case, I think they nailed it.

Screenwriters Orci & Kurtzman deftly mix classic Star Trek lore with a new, fresh feel to create a crowd-pleaser that was one of the pleasant surprises of the summer season.  Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin all nailed their well-known roles without being distracted by the long history of the previous actors to inhabit the roles.  An especially effective Bruce Greenwood provided the perfect finishing touch to the crew of the Enterprise and Eric Bana was passable as their first major villain.

Disclaimer: I was and am, in no way, shape or form, a “fanboy” for Star Trek.  I’ve always been more of a Star Wars geek.  😉


~ by Carlos Tovar on November 17, 2009.

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