‘Star Trek’: What a Ride!

The other day I revisited Star Trek: Into Darkness for the first time in seven years and to my great surprise I enjoyed the heck out of it. There was so much I had forgotten and it’s safe to say, I was riveted. After finishing that film my sister and I were so intrigued with the Star Trek sequel that we wanted to see the first one…so we did…yesterday.

Wow, wow, wow!!!! I have to admit, I’m not a Star Trek enthusiast and yet even this movie had me losing my mind and crying way more often that I expected.

J.J Abrams is the king of starting great stories and Star Trek is no exception. The amount of heart he manages to throw into this action-packed film is nothing short of spectacular. The relationship between Chris Pine’s James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto’s Spock was so perfectly fleshed out and deliciously contentious. There was so much drama, so many stakes, and a jaw-dropping surprise that had me freaking out like when I watched The Force Awakens.

Star Trek is like a rollercoaster that doesn’t stop once it tips over that hill. It just loops and loops and throws you around with that singular slight pause in the middle that makes you think the ride is over before throwing you into another dip that leads you screaming and holding on for dear life until the ride eventually comes to an end. I just couldn’t get enough of it.

I’ve heard of Star Trek for years and now that I’ve watched it I understand why. It’s pretty fantastic.

I’ll give it 97 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. I would’ve given it a perfect score but its unnecessary partial sex scene that I skipped in the first thirty minutes of the movie was not needed at all. We get the idea that he’s a lady’s man, we didn’t need to see it.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

3 thoughts on “‘Star Trek’: What a Ride!”

  1. Star Trek has had its ups and downs over the years, but it’s the second biggest science fiction franchise of all time for a really good reason. It seeks to tell a more positive outlook of the future and yet use it to examine our present all at the same time in various metaphorical ways. I haven’t looked at these in a while, either; maybe I should. I’ve also been thinking of revisiting the 2003 Battlestar Galactica miniseries, especially with what I’m hearing of another reimagination coming some time relatively soon.

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