In 2009, J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures decided to reboot the “Star Trek” movie Franchise. Before the reboot of the franchise, there have been 10 previous “Star Trek” films: six involving the cast of the original series, and four involving the cast of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” “Star Trek” was the first new installment of the franchise since the canceled “Star Trek: Enterprise” in 2005.
“Star Trek” follows the characters from the original and how they got on the U.S.S Enterprise. The movie is the prequel to everything in the series. It also creates a new timeline that is different from the events in the original series and so on. Personally, I liked the fact that they aren’t changing anything that has been already established. They are just creating their own world and their own system of characters without ruining what was already established.
The characters were entertaining. Their interactions with each other are one of the highlights of the film. They make you get invested in the characters. There isn’t one character that you really don’t like. They are all extremely likable characters. The plot is okay due to how long this movie is. It’s a little over two hours. You really don’t get into it until 45 minutes into the movie. I like how it sets up the back history for two of the main characters, James T. Kirk and Spock, but it wasn’t any two captivating.
Oh, apparently Kirk was sleeping around with TONS of women during his years at Starfleet Academy. If you are like me, you now have the image of William Shatner, the OG Kirk, sleeping around. YOU WILL NEVER GET THAT IMAGE OUT OF YOUR HEAD. I would rather just keep Chris Pine in that image than Shatner because…well, It’s Chris Pine.
This movie is visually stunning. It’s appealing to the eyes and shot just beautifully. My only complaint is the number of lens flares when they are on the Enterprise. I get that it’s in the future but if there is that many lens flares, they need to cut down the power to the lights because of it slightly not annoying. It was a good effect that helps with the setting feeling more realistic but still.
“Star Trek” reboot film is an extremely good and entertaining movie. You will get lost in the movie once they get to Starfleet Academy. The characters and how the movie is shot is everything. I recommend this movie if you are new to the franchise or don’t care that this isn’t in the original storyline. The Trekkie fandom isn’t fond of this movie because it “ruined the original timeline” when it really didn’t. It’s a new timeline.
Ratings: 3.5 out of 5
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The origin trailer for the latest Wonder Woman movie has been released and boy, it looks like a wonderful time. It’s the first look at the first female superhero movie in decades….if you don’t count Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice because that movie was just one big trailer for Wonder Woman. Just one overly long trailer that should have been way shorter. I swear the director has a fetish for Wonder Woman.
The trailer shows that the movie is appearing in early 1900s London after Captain Kirk…erm, a pilot Steve Trevor crashes and lands on Themyscira. Princess Diana travels with the most generic man alive to bring an end to the World War I. The trailer also showed the rise and growth of Wonder Woman as she gets trained and finds out her true powers. It’s pretty much a deadly 80s training montage without catchy music. Gal Gadot returns to reprise her role as the Wonder Woman…I add the because every superhero has the in front because it sounds cooler. Steve Trevor, the whitest generic name ever, will be played by Chris Pine aka Captain Kirk. Both do a good job in the trailer but it shows more of Chris than Gal. I’m guessing that’s because Gal was featured in Batman v Superman and Chris wasn’t in because his character was either dead or in a retirement home. I just would have liked to see more of Gal in it since she’s the lead.
The trailer made the movie looks really good. It also showed that movie will have some comedic elements as they showed Diana trying to “blend in” with early 1900s London while carrying her sword and shield. It also showed her calling London “ugly” due to her being used to the beauty of her home island. My only complaint with the trailer is that it showed way too much in it. Like what is DC Comics deal with long ass trailers that pretty much sum up the movie to the point it gives away the plot. The movie is coming out in June…I shouldn’t know the plot of the movie in March. I should have an idea of it but not the whole plot. I also hope that this movie isn’t as long as Batman v Superman because I don’t get time to sit there for what feels like a half a day. If you are going to make a long movie, at least break it up into segment movies. Saves me from wasting half a day and you can get that money for two movies. It’s a win-win for everyone.
I can’t wait for this “Batman v Superman II: Woman Wonder and the World War” to hit theaters on June 2. I also can’t wait for the movie to hit DVD and Blu-Ray because I’m cheap and don’t want to spend my life savings at a movie theater…it’s expensive af these days.
Oh, here’s the trailer for you to enjoy and partake in:
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