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Star Trek Premiered, Seen and Reviewed!

Published April 7, 2009 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount
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Though completely unexpected, Star Trek has made its world premiere in er, Austin, Texas? That's right. Pulling a fast one, Paramount and the powers that be surprised moviegoers who were expecting to watch Wrath of Khan at the Alamo Drafthouse. With the surprise premiere comes screening reports and reviews -- one in the same this time I guess -- and the general feedback, to my relief, is incredibly positive.

Star Trek Reviews

Below are snippets from three Star Trek reviews to hit the net. If you google I'm sure you can find some more reactions.

But other than a few conveniences, I think Abrams pulled it off. STAR TREK isn’t just a successful reboot, but a genuinely fun and exciting science fiction action adventure. My biggest complaint is that it feels like they just got started up when the film ended. I want more! I want to see the further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and his crew aboard the USS Enterprise.

The new Star Trek movie is amazing- easily the best Trek movie since The Wrath of Khan, and a veritable feast of sight and sound: A captivating adventure that grabs you from the first and doesn't let go. The effects are staggering, finally what the stories have deserved so richly. There are enough huge fireballs, shattering explosions and exciting fights to go around. The movie's first 5-10 minutes are of note I feel: This sequence is brilliant and had me immediately on the edge of my seat.

The overwhelming sentiment that I have about this film is that J.J. Abrams, with the help of a few incredibly talented people, has created a very accessible, fun Star Trek film that is perfect for a new generation of sci-fi fans. Sure, it plays to the fan base a little bit, but its real strength is in the fact that it is delivered with a ton of energy, it presents a story that is easily grasped by fans and newbies alike and is a big, kick-ass ride. My hope is not only that this sort of film will inspire young people to go out and check out some of the older Trek movies and series, but that it also helps usher in a new era of space science fiction filmmaking. With this piece of work, J.J. Abrams has really pushed the envelope with the visual effects and delivered a Star Trek tale that is fresh and vibrant, but he also remembered that it’s important to maintain a commitment to character and story, something that too many filmmakers forget these days.

Check out each of the reviews for Star Trek by clicking on the bold links above.

Star Trek will open to theaters on May 8th.

For the trailers, posters, stills and more movie info, go to the Star Trek Movie Page.
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