I’m not a Trekkie. I’ve sat through a few episodes of the original series with my friend, and I thought it was decent. But, I’ve never been much of a fan. Though that hasn’t changed after my viewing of Star Trek (2009), I was entertained by the newest installment, prompting me to hunt down the original movies sometime in the near future.
The story begins with the birth of James Tiberius Kirk (Chris Pine), whilst the death of his father (Chris Hemsworth) takes place. Years later, Kirk enrolls in Starfleet at the behest of Captain Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood). There, he meets Spock (Zachary Quinto), Leonard McCoy (Karl Urban), Hikaru Sulu (John Cho), Pavel Chekov (Anton Yelchin) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana), who he met previously at a bar in Iowa. He eventually joins them in their mission to take down Nero (Eric Bana), getting some help along the way from Scotty (Simon Pegg) and Spock Prime (Leonard Nimoy).
As you can tell, I’m not that good at describing the Star Trek plot. It saddens me that I’m not doing a good story justice, but I’m not entirely enthralled by Star Trek. Though I enjoyed the movie, I did find myself zoning in and out at times (which I did when I watched the original episodes with my friend). It’s not the movie’s fault, it’s my own.
With that said, I did enjoy Star Trek. The spectacular special effects, superb acting, lavish sets, mirthful comedy (which isn’t overloaded into the film like some action movies) and an intricate plot did make for a fun ride. If you’re a Trekkie, you’ll absolutely love this new vision. If you’re a casual fan, you’ll enjoy it. If you’re not a fan, I still think you’ll find some enjoyment out of it.