4 stars out of 5
I have not been introduced to the Star Trek franchise until now, and I thought it was so far one of the best action films this year! It’s not driven by computer animation, and it has some very good acting in it. To tell you the truth, I was a true cynic about the film since it looked very different, but now I am a true fan.
Mike probably won’t tell you about Kirk making out with a green-skinned student or the fact that her roommate (Uhura) is about to remove her undergarments while Kirk is hiding under the bed. (She doesn’t actually remove them-but I still wouldn’t take your young children to see this film.) Other then that, violence and language are the only things to be concerned with here.
The new character Chekov couldn’t say the word Vulcan; he said “Wulcan” which was supposed to be funny, but was just ridiculous. Kirk reminded me of Anikin Skywalker in “Attack of the Clones.” I didn’t get the whole ‘Scotty’ thing.
I do believe that this will entertain almost anyone (Trekkie or not) who sees it. Mike can tell you all about time travel, the red matter that Nero is going to use the blow up planets, and how great it was to see the old Spock in the film. My teenage mind is short and to the point. Nero = bad guy. Kirk = good guy. Uhura = extremely likable.
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence and brief sexual content.