Star Trek (2009)

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Year of Release: 2009

Genre: Science Fiction

Related to/Remake of: Star Trek Into Darkness (sequel), Star Trek Beyond (sequel)

Directed By: J.J. Abrams

Music By: Michael Giacchino

Starring: Chris Pine (as James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (as Spock), Zoe Saldana (as Nyota Uhura), Karl Urban (as Leonard “Bones” McCoy), Simon Pegg (as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott), Anton Yelchin (as Pavel Chekov), John Cho (as Hikaru Sulu), Bruce Greenwood (as Christopher Pike), Eric Bana (as Nero), Clifton Collins, Jr. (as Ayel), Winona Ryder (as Amanda Grayson), and Leonard Nimoy (as old Spock)

Basic Plot: Taking place in an alternate reality (due to events explained in this film), this movie traces the beginning of James T. Kirk’s career in Starfleet as well as the creation of the crew of the U.S.S Enterprise.

Rating (Out of 4): 3

Pros: A great reboot of the film franchise, which pays homage to the original series while remaining completely accessible to those unfamiliar with the source material.

Cons: A fairly one dimensional villain who seems to have only two methods of communicating: loud yelling, or growling.  Some may be confused by certain plot points that deal with time travel.