Star Trek-Movie Review by Keith Kelly Wow! That single word sums up my pleasure in viewing the brand new Star Trek movie. JJ Abrams reboot of the classic sci-fi franchise is an exciting, funny, epic thrill ride, filled with wonderful moments- from the opening battle scene to the final bits of dialog. While I wouldnt call myself a Trekkie or a Trekker-Ive never worn pointy ears or dressed up in a Starfleet uniform-hard to believe, I know-I am a pretty huge fan of the original series, and not only was I fine with the liberties they took, I think they really work for todays more jaded audiences. While changing many sacred elements, the writing team and director have also found a way for those changes to be-dare I say it-Logical. There are all new actors as the Enterprise crew, but in a clever twist, the original Spock (Leonard Nimoy) is back for some more fun. Nimoy brought a sense of continuity and familiarity to the film, and helped tie in this new universe with the old. Its not exactly like the original 60s show, but I dont think it should be. The fresh cast reinvigorates what was a stagnant series, yet still holds true to the optimistic spirit that made the original great. Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as the young version of Spock, and the rest of the Enterprise crew all did wonderfully with their performances. They each had the essence of their characters down pat, and did so without impersonating them. They also all brought some reality, humanity and humor to their

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    3 thoughts on “Star Trek-Movie Review by Keith Kelly

    • I thought that Spock struggling to come to terms with his dual world identity had significant tie-ins for modern people of mixed race, as far as social metaphors go.

    • If by “Wow!” you actually mean “Wow! That was a shallow, insipid piece of cinema and an insulting parody of a once-great franchise” then I agree!

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