Sunday, May 10, 2009
BEAM ME UP
J.J. Abrams has rebooted the Star Trek franchise in the same way that Christopher Nolan rebooted Batman and Martin Campbell rebooted Bond. Star Trek (A-) is a tight, two-hour blast of summer movie fun. The special effects are stunning, Chris Pine owns the role of Kirk, the entire cast is pretty much spotless, Abrams' direction is very energetic, and the cinematography is flat-out incredible. It's not perfect, but it fully succeeds in what it wants to do, and it does it with style, smarts, and a terrific sense of reverence for the old show. If you can't be entertained by this sort of thing, than I don't know what to tell ya.