I LOVED this film when it came out – it was probably my favouritest movie of 2009, and cemented the genius that is J.J. Abrams forever.
The alternate timeline that is presented in the film makes total sense within the whole Star Trek galaxy, and the casting is just perfect, from Chris Pine to Zachary Quinto to Karl Urban to Zoe Saldana to the amazing John Cho (“fencing“) and Simon Pegg and the late, great Anton Yelchin. And of course, the late, great and simply marvellous Leonard Nimoy.
The film is action packed (love it!) and the camera work is so much fun, and the flare, oh man, all that flare. I love it. Watching it again eight years later, the film still holds its own, and I’m more excited than ever for the Star Trek series that’s coming out soon.
One of my favourite reboots ever.