Mini Movie Review: Star Trek

the cast of JJ Abrams' Star Trek
I don’t know very much about the Star Trek franchise except that:

  1. I haven’t really enjoyed anything I’ve seen of it since I was about 10 years old
  2. The whole mythology doesn’t really interest me
  3. I don’t like most of the people I’ve met who really enjoy it

So it took a little coaxing to get me to see J.J. Abrams’ addition to the Trek canon (which explains why the movie has been out for over a month and I just saw it…). Fortunately for me, Abrams’ makes sure that even people who aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of Vulcan/Romulan relations can have a good time with the movie. It’s good summer escapist fun. There are laughs, explosions, and suspense. The two hour run time goes by incredibly quickly. And while the plot is a little convoluted and contrived, there’s enough other stuff going on to make it seem like it’s not that big of a deal. Basically, if you’re looking to be entertained for a couple of hours, you could do far worse.

Rating: ★★★☆☆


  1. Rosie’s avatar

    The movie is a piece of shit with a badly written story. Why are people so willing to embrace mediocrity?

  2. Sean’s avatar

    a) it’s not that bad
    b) Sometimes people embrace mediocrity because it offers simple, escapist entertainment. Star Trek is not a piece of art that’s going to give a chance for personal reflection, or a shifting of attitudes. But it’s a decent way to spend a couple hours after a rough day at work.

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