I was hesitant to see this new chapter of Star Trek due to the loses suffered over the last year to the Star Trek Family. With the death of Leonard Nimoy in February 2015 and just recently with the freak accident that took Anton Yelchin this year, I wasn’t ready to see how this movie would play out. The movie was released on July 22nd and it took me almost a full week to see it – I’m glad I did.
Written partly by Simon Pegg and not having J.J. Abrams directing the movie had a new feel to it. As I mentioned before in prior reviews, Simon Pegg is becoming more of a force in Hollywood. His portrayal of Benji Dunn in Mission Impossible stole the show from Tom Cruise. With movies like Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz to his writing credits Simon has proven he can stand firm in any genre. He brought a new feel to the movie where more character development helped the feeling that the viewer was actually witnessing the events of the movie – not just watching Sci-Fi. Also the way he and his writing partner Doug Jung addressed the passing of Ambassador Spock was very respectful and heartfelt.
Without giving to much away, one particular scene made me rethink how I viewed music of my fathers and how my Nieces and Nephews view music of my generation. What does music have to do with Star Trek you ask??? Go see the movie and you will see – it was the best use of music in a movie in a long time and one hell of a Kick Ass Scene!!!!
Overall this was a great addition to the many Star Trek movies already in the franchise. I am eager for the next. It is everything a Star Trek movie should be and comes highly recommended by yours truly. Go see it!!! And see it on the big screen – X-treme or Imax – and make sure they have the volume up loud!!!!