Star Trek Reviews

October 31, 2018
Did all the fight choreographers in Hollywood boycott this production or something?
September 12, 2017
Aside from the cool effects and surprise cameos from notable actor/director Tyler Perry and one of the U.S.S. Enterprise's original passengers Leonard Nimoy, there really wasn't much there.
March 17, 2015
A rather lazily imagined, though energetically executed pastiche of big screen sci-fi clichés seemingly appropriated at random from other films.
December 23, 2009
A mindless, milling mess. Just what you would expect from somebody schooled in the Michael Bay/Jerry Bruckheimer academy of bad directing.
November 17, 2009
Abrams manages quite well in making $150 million look like an episode of Babylon 5. Fistfights are poorly edited, and when he wants to create excitement and tension, Abrams simply has the camera shake around a lot in close-up.
May 25, 2009
While entertaining as a space soap opera, the film dismantles much of what made Star Trek once great.
May 20, 2009
Abrams doesn't get the franchise that Roddenberry created.
May 15, 2009
Well, at least they got it half right.
May 11, 2009
It's been thirty years since I last found myself at the movies, rooting for a black hole.
May 10, 2009
Barely competent. J.J. Abrams has a TV soul.
May 8, 2009
What I do have a problem with is sacrificing plot for speed, for thinking that grand spectacle and a great sense of pop culture are all that you need to make a new journey with the crew of the Enterprise work.
May 8, 2009
Just because a film is noisy, colorful and fast does not ipso facto mean that it is also a rollicking entertainment.
May 7, 2009
Quinto is the one person here who may leave teen-aged viewers more perplexed than puffed up; he somehow rebukes the movie's whole obsession with backstory and immaturity by seeming riper and wiser than the charmless folly that is spun around him.
May 7, 2009
Even by the standards of its own predecessors, this Trek feels like it was made by a committee of logic-minded Vulcans (or franchise-protective studio executives) rather than a filmmaker with the singular personality of Nicholas Meyer.
May 7, 2009
The film is just another noisy space opera in which the humanity takes a back seat to the hardware, something that the real "Star Trek" managed to avoid at its peak moments.
May 7, 2009
For nearly its first hour, I felt I was witnessing Abrams hitting every beat just right, only to see him and his writers spend the final hour getting just about everything wrong.
May 6, 2009
The Gene Roddenberry years, when stories might play with questions of science, ideals or philosophy, have been replaced by stories reduced to loud and colorful action.
May 6, 2009
Amazing sound, a ton of fury, signifying nothing... So densely orchestrated that the film never gives the audience a moment to breath it all in.
May 6, 2009
That jolt of energy may resuscitate the franchise; its breathing, however, feels shallow.
May 6, 2009
This Star Trek sells cuteness, sentimentality and explosive F/X as if Starship Troopers, Minority Report, Mission to Mars or even Blade Runner or The Matrix (all visionary standard-setters) never happened.