Genre: SciFi, Action/Adventure
Director: J.J. Abrams
Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.
As the movie opens, the USS Kelvin is in the fight of it's life. If it doesn't escape, all aboard will died. And unknown enemy is charging weapons, requesting the Kelvin's Captain to brought aboard...He knows it's an one-way trip, and leaves young George Kirk in charge. There can be no surrender, no escape...but the Kelvin can try to take as many of the enemy with them as they can...a course is laid in for impact with the enemy vessel.
As young George perishes with the Kelvin, a new line is being born, James Tiberius Kirk has arrived to reek his own form of havoc. Young James has problems staying under the radar of the local authorities and this doesn't change with age. He's rebellious without the influence of his parents. His mother has had trouble accepting George's death and she keeps herself busy off planet. But maybe joining Starfleet is what the doctor ordered.
James Kirk has many obstacles to overcome to become the man he needs to be, to live up to the memory of George. But he's smart, clever, and irresistible. During his time at the academy, he meets people that will become his friends for life, including Bones, Uhura, and Spock. At first, not all of them see eye to eye, most would like to kick his ass, but there's that irresistible factor.
He's supposed to be suspended for cheating the Kobayashi Maru; the test that is impossible to win. He takes it's three times, but the third times the charm...or is it? Just as he's put on suspension, the enemy that killed his father appears to be on it's way to Vulcan, part of the Federation.
Nero, a Romulan mining ship captain, is out to avenge the death of his family and planet; to do so, he'll kill anyone who gets in the way of his ultimate goal --- to make one S'chn T'gai, better known as Ambassador Spock of Starfleet command watch as his home planet of Vulcan is destroyed. It would seem he holds Spock Prime responsible for the destruction of his home planet, Romulus, which was accidentally destroyed by the using of a powerful explosive called Red Matter(some 25 years in the future), and Nero plans to use it on Vulcan, quickly to follow will be Earth, as the head of the Federation.
As the Enterprise heads in to intercept the as yet unknown enemy, Captain Pike discovers James Kirk has gotten himself above his vessel, and decides that right now, Starfleet needs all the help it can get, even if it means having a suspended student on board. When the enemy is encounter, it is again demanded that the captain brought aboard the enemy vessel to be tortured and killed. And Captain Pike leaves the young Kirk as second in command, behind Commander Spock.
I have to say this is the best freaking movie I've seen in a long time. I've tried not to give any spoilers that aren't already out on the internet. There is way more to the story and the ending is superb. It was amazingly well done, the special effects outstanding, the script gripping and compelling. This is not just a prequel to the series or the movies, it is re-adaptation of Gene Roddenberry's idea; a re-conceiving of what Star Trek could be. This movie changes the storyline of original show and all the movies to date that have followed and leaves the field wide open for this new storyline to continue. In the original series, James Kirk's father lives and influences his life. He grows up a farm in Iowa surrounded by his family. In this incarnation of Star Trek, James is a loner, in trouble with authorities, living with relatives who really don't want him. It's Captain Pike's suggestion for him to join Star Fleet and prove he can live up to his father's memory.
Original Captan James T. Kirk played by William Shatner.
James T. Kirk played by Chris Pane.
All the characters from the show are introduced into this movie. Captain Pike in the original show from the 60's, was so damaged in an accident with Delta radiation that his body was all but destroyed and he lives life from inside of a box on wheels. Captain Pike in this showing is a virile man able to hold young Kirk's interest and command his attention. He was the one of the first commanding officers of the Enterprise in both the movie and the show. In the series, he's Spock's commanding officer.
The original Captain Christopher Pike, surviving life in a box.
Captain Christopher Pike played by Bruce Greenwood.
On the bridge of the Enterprise with Cadet Kirk, Bones, and Sulu.
The origins of Kirk's friends are discovered in this movie as well. Bones and Uhura are at the academy with him, as well as Sulu and Chekov. Spock is young in Vulcan years, but has still attained the position of instructor at Starfleet Academy. He's the one who wanted Kirk suspended for cheating. They don't like to be in the same room together, let alone on the same ship. Spock is much more personable, showing his love for Uhura. Scotty comes into the picture as a stranded Starfleet officer assigned to a mining planet as punishment for arguing warp theory. But the Enterprise needs his brain if they are to defeat this enemy.
Spock and Uhura - a love story played by Zachary Quinto and Zoë Saldana.
Chekov played by Anton Yelchin, Kirk played by Chris Pane, Scotty played by Simon Pegg, Sulu played by John Cho, and Bones played by Carl Urban.
Nero played by Eric Bana - Can anyone see the incredible hulk here?
The Starship Enterprise, newly outfitted and ready for service.
This trailer shows the original Spock (Leonard Nimoy) who plays reprises his role in this movie known as Spock Prime.
The characters that makes up this fantastic movie, Star Trek.
This is another trailer released for this kick-ass movie.
Here's a peek at the international movie poster.