Star Trek Reviews

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March 17, 2015
Whether watching Kirk and Sulu skydive from space, a rural Mid-West dotted with vast interstellar towers, or Kirk do battle with a very ill-tempered beastie on a frozen moon, it's hard not to gape in wonder.
August 4, 2013
Did somebody just reach through the space-time continuum and pull out a white rabbit?
November 17, 2011
Just when you thought that the Star Trek phenomenon had truly run its course, along comes J. J. Abrams's stunning prequel to resuscitate the most enduring franchise in sci-fi history.
May 6, 2011
One of the most accessible and entertaining films of the year.
May 15, 2009
Well, at least they got it half right.
May 8, 2009
The young cast is mostly callow and TV-bland and the special effects don't quite seem worth that hefty price tag, but overall this is a presentable addition to the franchise.
May 8, 2009
With Star Trek Abrams honors the show's legacy without fossilizing its best qualities. Instead, he's whisked it off to a planet where numbing nostalgia can't kill it, and where the future is still something to look forward to.
May 8, 2009
The wit and youthful energy that's been infused into the new Star Trek should enable this venerable franchise to live longer and prosper more handsomely.
May 8, 2009
In going back to tell the Enterprise story from the beginning, Star Trek presses collective emotional buttons people didn't even know they had. At its best, the effect is like seeing life panoramically, past and future, simultaneous and magnificent.
May 8, 2009
Star Trek goes back to the legend's roots with a boldness that brings a fatigued franchise back to life.
May 8, 2009
You needn't know the secret handshakes or utter the Vulcan blessing "live long and prosper" to gain admission to, and enjoy, summer's first thrill ride.
May 8, 2009
In his daft, dizzy reinvention of a moribund franchise, Abrams has found a way to be referential without being reverential, to conjure nostalgia without being constrained by it.
May 8, 2009
The overall impression is one of unbridled enthusiasm on the part of the film's makers, both for its predecessors and for the brave new universe Abrams and his crew are exploring.
May 8, 2009
J. J. Abrams's thriller Star Trek is the first tent-pole film that has made me sob with pure pleasure.
May 8, 2009
Fast-moving, funny, exciting warp-speed entertainment and, heaven help me, even quite moving - the kind of film that shows that, like it or not, commercial cinema can still deliver a sledgehammer punch. It sure didn't feel like a trek to me.
May 8, 2009
This is a grand success - perhaps a new populist benchmark in what to do with a flagging franchise, and a witty, light-on-its-feet prequel which makes instant toast of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. May it live long and prosper, by which we mean, sequels, soon
May 8, 2009
Star Trek used to be smarter. But it was never this fast, fresh and exciting.
May 8, 2009
But idolaters need fear no iconoclasm and newcomers no exclusion. The start of a presumably new chapter in the franchise is marked by affectionate respect tempered with an eye for modern visual tastes.
May 8, 2009
There will be plenty of takers for this Enterprise, I think, but they shouldn't count on seeing much that's new in the course of it.
May 8, 2009
Star Trek is everything that fans could have hoped for. It throbs with a dynamism that we haven't seen in the series for a very long time and creates a slice of expertly crafted science-fiction escapism.
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