Star Trek

Star Trek

J J Abrams (2009)

121min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
JJ Abrams's franchise reboot - the 11th Star Trek motion picture - is a prequel to the original TV series. With its big budget and top-flight digital effects, the film is designed to snare a new audience while featuring enough in-jokes to satisfy the old guard. A young, impulsive James T Kirk (Chris Pine) reluctantly attends Starfleet Academy and stows aboard the USS Enterprise. His relationship with Vulcan first officer Spock (Zachary Quinto) gets off to a frosty start, but thaws in the grip of an epic battle with Romulan foe Nero (Eric Bana). Light relief is provided by Simon Pegg's offbeat engineer Scotty and an already grumpy Dr "Bones" McCoy (Karl Urban). With the help of his young and pretty cast, Abrams successfully revives the generations-old formula.

Summary

The trainee crew members of the starship Enterprise embark on their maiden flight, which pits them against a Romulan commander from the future who is planning a horrific revenge on those he blames for a tragedy in his own time. Sci-fi adventure based on the original TV series, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana and Leonard Nimoy.

Cast & Crew

James T Kirk Chris Pine
Spock Zachary Quinto
Spock Prime Leonard Nimoy
Nero Eric Bana
Dr Leonard "Bones" McCoy Karl Urban
Montgomery "Scotty" Scott Simon Pegg
Hikaru Sulu John Cho
Uhura Zoë Saldana
Pavel Chekov Anton Yelchin
Amanda Grayson Winona Ryder
Captain Christopher Pike Bruce Greenwood
Sarek Ben Cross
Ayel Clifton Collins Jr
George Kirk Chris Hemsworth
Winona Kirk Jennifer Morrison
Gaila Rachel Nichols
Admiral Richard Barnett Tyler Perry
Keenser Deep Roy
Director J J Abrams
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Paramount Pictures UKGuidance: Edited for violence and language. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 8 May 2009
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