Marketing Tagline: This is not your Father's Star Trek (as a father, this is a good thing)
I first saw Star Trek in 1968 as a first run series on NBC. As a nine year old, I was captivated by the storyand absorbed all the adventures each week.
Then the show was cancelled.
The original series lived on in reruns, giving the show a growing fan base larger then ever existed during the first run. Conventions and appearances by the original cast added to the demand that new adventures happen.
Then came the dog of a film known as 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture'. A poor storyline almost doomed the franchise from restarting.
Next was the sequel 'Star Trek: The wrath of Kahn'
This film has stuck with me over the years as to what Star Trek is really about. This was the pinnacle of all Star Trek, and nothing has come near to surpassing the quality.
The movie has two stories that merge together to create a new Star Trek Universe. The first story has a time travel element. Time travel into the past has been done before, and returning to the present does not appear to alter the timeline. This rule was broken for the film. Giving JJ Abrams and company the ability to move this franchise in a new direction without having to follow the history we all know.
We also have the accidental villain, who has a spectacular death (think Soren in Star trek Generations)
The second story is an origins story. But different origins then us Star Trek fans know very well. We capture the essence of the original crew, but without the actors imitating the original stars playing the original characters. (Confusing, I know)
Full of action, with excellent effects that complement the story, he film succeeds on many levels.
Everyone gets the opportunity to quote their familiar taglines, bringing cheers from the audience.
The reboot succeeds. A good story for the sequel will keep this franchise going.
Rating PG-13 Time 2:06
Worth your time rating 97/100