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Star Trek Movie 2009: Most Entertaining Movie I’ve Seen All Year

Star Trek Movie Banner (2009)
Star Trek Movie Banner (2009)

Ho. Ly. Crap. Go see this movie. Like yesterday. The Star Trek movie is entertaining from start to finish. I never looked at my watch during the entire 2 hours and 6 minutes. I don’t even remember glancing away from the screen. Not even once. Here’s why I thought Star Trek was awesome with a capital A:

  1. The plot was fantastic.
  2. The flow of the movie kept me engaged and enthralled.
  3. The bad guy was fierce, cruel and detestable.
  4. The good guy was a total rebel badass who gets his ass kicked all over the place.
  5. The movie was perfectly cast.
  6. Deadly creatures on other planets!
  7. Time travel and black holes are part of the storyline.
  8. In true Star Trek form, an inept redshirt dies.
  9. StarFleet Academy girls wear short skirts.
  10. J.J. Abrams makes everything awesome.

So there. That’s why the Star Trek movie is awesome.

On a side note, I need to warn you about the Wolverine movie. Apparently it’s terrible. Steve’s review of the movie makes me sick to my stomach. I hate that they ruined a movie that could have been awesome. It seems that a popular trend of the 2000’s decade has been making movies focused on comic book super heroes (Batman, Superman, Iron Man, X-men, Wolverine, Incredible Hulk) and cartoon action figures from the 1980s (Transformers, G.I. Joe).

I think we can all agree that many of these movies have been awesome, but we should also realize that movie studios are going to produce some duds. I feel badly for Steve that Wolverine turned out to be a terrible movie for him (though I have spoken with some people who enjoyed the movie). Steve probably could have written a better screenplay for that film. He won’t even go see the G.I. Joe movie coming out this year, and I don’t blame him. A blond Baroness? Are you kidding me?

As for me, I’m hoping that the second Transformers movie blows away the first one because I wasn’t too impressed with the first Transformers movie. I’m not sure if it’s Michael Bay’s fault. Because I grew up worshipping G1 Transformers, it’s honestly hard for me to see them in a form other than cartoon. But I’m giving it my best shot. And I did like the first one. I’m just looking forward to the extended cast of Transformers in Revenge of the Fallen. Arcee! Devastator! I can’t wait!