Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Flick Pick: Star Trek

Star Trek
(Paramount, 2009)

The biggest box office of the entire franchise, a radically new imagining of familiar characters, the first film in the series to win an Oscar, and the pivotal moment in sci-fi when space got loud.
Not a sequel of Roddenberry's universe, but an epic and brilliant re-imagining of the old characters played by new cast members, this film solved problems with increasing actors' salaries by killing off everyone except Spock (Prime).
Not so much an action movie as a drama movie with bursts of action, and absolutely more primal at every level, from lens flares to fist fights.

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