Movie review: Star Trek 2009

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Like every other Star Trek fan, I was on pins-and-needles waiting to see if this reboot took off. Boy did it. While not flawless, it packed a powerful punch. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve watched this movie, usually in the background while I’m working on something around the house. But when the scene about Kirk’s solution to the Kobayashi Maru plays, or when the Enterprise warps into the atmosphere of Titan, I put down what I’m doing and pay attention. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Beyond the obvious thrill ride, I was more than pleased with the new cast and how they personified their roles. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto nailed it, but Karl Urban took his vision of Bones McCoy to a whole new level.

As awesome as this movie was, I have to say “Red Matter” is the most ridiculous plot device anyone’s ever conceived of. It’s a total MacGuffin. But they used it to awesome effect, so I’m not going to trash the writers about it. Just, you know…try harder next time. Please.

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NOTE: Spoiler alert for the next two *Star Trek* movies: they didn’t try harder. See: Khan’s blood. 🙂

Grade: A

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