I had forgotten how much I loved Star Trek. This movie brought it all back and it\’s back with heart, soul and gusto! I had forgotten an old friend, but now we have connected once again.
Far from a true Trekkie, I nonetheless would watch the show religiously and saw every movie. I loved the humor, the action, the mind bending dilemmas and the camaraderie among the characters. For the last two hours, that love was rekindled.
Not only did the actors embrace the personalities of those who created the characters, they honored the spirit of the entire series. You couldn\’t help but smile as all the little details we remembered came back with new faces on old characters. Something very new, but comfortably the same.
Never once did you feel insulted about the way they carried on the tradition of the series we grew up on and loved. Certainly not like that horrendous Land of the Lost farce that previewed before the film — I\’m just heartbroken about what they have done to that, but that\’s a story for another day.
Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto(Spock), John Cho (Sulu), Simon Pegg(Scotty), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), Zoe Saldana (Uhura) and my absolute favorite Karl Urban (Bones) brought to life, and heart, a fun, exciting ride along memory lane with the promise of new adventures as we get to know the characters all over again. Throw in some Eric Bana being all bad, Leonard Nimoy connecting to days of old and I couldn\’t have asked for a better night out with the hubby (not that I even noticed him sitting next to me).
Yes, I am in love with Star Trek again. I left the theater with a tear in my eye and a smile on my face.
I want more and I want it now!
Alas, for now, I will just have to be first in line for the DVD and maybe find some old epiodes on cable. Live long and prosper and GO SEE THIS MOVIE!