Okay going into this movie, I knew I was no Trekkie. I might be a devote Harry Potter follower or knowledgable in X-Men and Star Wars material, but I have never been a Star Trek fan. I gave it a shot and it impressed me to some extent.
Probably for the first ten minutes of the film, I was confused. Most people know the back story to Star Trek, alas I did not. That’s probably why I was confused. Eventually I caught up and got dragged into this world.
I love the beginning with Jim Kirk driving the old car. It was pretty awesome and set it up nicely to what kinda of character he is and what kinda of world he lived in. I of course was pleasantly surprised to see Earth still intact, but I’m sure all Trekkies knew that Earth was still homebase.
This movie was a good action/sci-fi movie. It had all the little things that make it work well. The special effects were pretty awesome as I hoped they would be. Let’s face it, our world has seen the work of George Lucas’ films along with James Cameron’s Pandora world to expect some awesome work. So I was not disappointed in that department.
Speaking of James Cameron’s Avatar, wasn’t it a treat for me to see Zoe Saldana in it as Spock’s love interest? I, of course didn’t recognize her at first as she was not dressed full in her avatar gear. Also props to Zachary Quinto for shaving his eyebrows like that for this movie. Now that shows devotion.
Chris Pine was also was fantastic. Maybe I was swayed by his attitude and good looks, but I wonder what the Trekkies thought of him doing a new version of Cpt. Kirk who was originally played by the one and only, William Shatner.
Also kinda a favorite in this movie was Scottish Scotty played by Simon Pegg. Once again, accents kinda win me over.
Oscars nominations: Best Achievement in Makeup, Visual Effects, Sound and Sound Editing. I’m rooting for some sound and sound editing because come on people, you have to make up your own sounds for your own space world. Still you could possibly borrow some sound effects from Star Wars, but those are different worlds right? Don’t worry I’m slowly learning.
All in all, Live, Long and Prosper.
1. Best Achievement in Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall, Joel Harlow
2. Best Achievement in Sound: Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson, Peter J. Devlin
3. Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Mark P. Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin
4. Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton