J.J. Abrams and the writers did it! They took one of the most beloved science fiction sagas, shook it up and reinvented it. The result is another blockbuster Star Trek movie and the beginning of another chapter in with new story arc that is exciting and fresh.
The characters are familiar: James T. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov, and Scottie…only younger. Also, the characters are played by a whole new group of actors who add their own unique twist to these characters that millions of fans have loved so dearly. Even Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock, makes an appearance as an older version of the character.
The story involves time. It also takes on the question of what would have happened if certain events changed in the past. What unfolds in the movie is the kind of storytelling that holds us riveted because it understands the heart of the Star trek universe but understands the way to take us to a Universe we have never explored before. It embarks us on a whole new mission with the crew of the starship Enterprise to a different future than the one we had already shared with them.
The visuals on this movie are beautiful and spectacular. It is a feast for anyone that has a love affair for space and the possibilities of future exploration out there. It truly is our final frontier in that vast expanse many millions of light years across.
Chris Pine plays a more contemporary Captain Kirk with some of the same elements that made him the maverick trailblazer. Zachary Quinto is pitch perfect as Spock. He adds humanity and depth to this character that I believe is the best out of everyone in the cast.
See this movie. You will love it!