Star Trek Reviews
I wasn't sure what to expect with this re-boot of the classic franchise, but not being a particularly dedicated Star Trek fan, I had no sacred cows going into this one and really enjoyed how Abrams put it all together.
I'm fully on board for a series of these films, the actors seemed to gel together nicely, though I still can't fully get into Zachary Quinto's face, but I can stand him here a helluva lot easier since he's not saying the asinine Sylar-type dialog that he was saddled with on Heroes for several seasons.
The story is good and the jokes hit the mark about 80% of the time, but the cast is where it's at. Chris Pine is makes for an entertainingly arrogant Kirk, and Heroes' Zachary Quinto is fine as Spock, but I'm all about the supporting cast, especially Zoe Saldana's strong Uhura, Karl Urban's (The Lord of the Rings) suprisingly funny take on Bones McCoy, and the pies de resistance, Simon Pegg, underused but awesome, as Scotty. If you've seen Shaun of the Dead and/or Hot Fuzz, you know Simon Pegg is the shiz. The Leonard Nimoy cameo is perfect, the action thrilling. My grade: A