Only one word echoes in my mind when I think of the new Star Trek movie: AWESOME! Nearly everyone loves Star Trek and the new film is sure to gain a large, new following in the youngest generation.
To start, the running time is just over two hours. Long enough to get in all the important details but not so long that everyone is avoiding a bathroom break. The special effects are incredible, believable and spectacular enough to amaze without detracting from the story or characters. The story line is well thought out, well paced and throws a new twist into the classic Star Trek franchise that opens up future movie opportunities without undermining the core of the original series.
The most important aspect that I’m sure gave the director, J.J. Abrams, the most concern, was the casting. I can’t stress enough what an amazing job all the leading actors accomplished. In my opinion they all stayed true to the original characters’ manners of speech, personality quirks and physical appearance while updating them for a 21st century generation. Have no doubt that this first installment of the new Star Trek series is not your dad’s or your granddad’s Star Trek but it is the same amazing crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise “boldly going where no man has gone before”.