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Star Trek is a 2009 American science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the eleventh film based on the Star Trek franchise and features the main characters of the original Star Trek television series, portrayed by a new cast. The film follows James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban) aboard the USS Enterprise as they combat Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan from their future who threatens the United Federation of Planets. The story takes place in an alternate reality due to time travel by both Nero and the original Spock (Leonard Nimoy). The alternate timeline was created in an effort to free the film and the franchise from established continuity constraints while simultaneously preserving the original continuity via the utilization of the alternate timeline plot idea. Development of the film began in 2005. Filming took place from November 2007 to March 2008 under intense secrecy. Midway through the shoot, Paramount chose to delay the release date from December 25, 2008 to May 2009, believing that the film would reach a wider audience. The film earned high critical



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Genre: Action , Adventure , Science fiction

Director: J.J. Abrams

Producer: J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Bryan Burk, Jeffrey Chernov

Cast: Leonard Nimoy, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Winona Ryder, Karl Urban, John Cho, Jennifer Morrison, Clifton Collins Jr., Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Faran Tahir, Rachel Nichols, Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Chris Hemsworth

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Rated PG-13 Sci-Fi Action|Brief Sexual Content|Violence

  • 5 of 10 Sex & Nudity
  • 6 of 10 Violence & Gore
  • 4 of 10 Profanity

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  • No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Never been a fan of Star Trek, but I enjoyed this movie. I liked how I could follow the story line even through I'm not a huge Star Trek fan. I didn't need to have any pervious knowledge of the characters. The plot is deep and interesting. The movie is just the right length. I'm excited for them two come out with another one

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  • clearplay.com

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Star Trek is one of those films that, unless you grew up watching, the adventures tend to allude you. Chris Pike and Zachary Quinto are my favorite duo; they are the perfect Kirk and Spock! The adventure of Star Trek will not leave you disappointed,... <a href="https://www.clearplay.com/MovieDash.aspx?id=3389&movie=Star+Trek" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    This movie was a good sci-fi action and adventure movie. Has one scene having to do with sex, and several instances of profanity. If you are a Trekkie then this is a great movie for you, and if you are not a Trekkie but just like action and adventure this is also a good movie for you to watch if you don't mind the above mentioned potential problems.

  • ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    I am not a Trekkie so I will start with that. This is a fantastic movie! It takes some thinking to really understand what is going on. I have gone back and watched it again after watching Into Darkness and catching up on Wrath of Khan. It all makes a lot more sense to me now but I really enjoyed it without all the background.

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    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Action packed adventure that makes Star Trek movies look cool and less nerdy than the older ones did. I enjoyed it thoroughly. There is comic book style violence with mild to no gore. There is also some sexuality, but no nudity. Profanity is present, but not overly used. Overall, it earned a spot in my movie library and I look forward to the sequel.

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    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Starwars rules! But this will do

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Action packed and great message about living up to your potential.

  • (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Excellent reboot of the Star Trek franchise.

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Great reboot of the Star Trek series. Full of action and a strong story line. The new characters are all very good.

  • ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    Excellent movie! They made fantastic choices for the cast otf this movie. I certainly hope they make more movies with this cast. I'll be there in line if they do.

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    ages 12+ |

    I would make it just PG but for the sexual scene.

  • ages 12+ |

    It's a middle of the line PG-13 movie.

  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I felt like a man after seeing this movie. No mamsy pamsy barney stuff in this movie. Just a lot of Kirk getting the stuffing punched out of him. Then him dishing it back in the end. What a breath of fresh air after that 'Nanny state' politician Obama won the election.

  • ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    There's not much at all objectionable here. Mostly a bit of mild swearing. However there are deaths and the scene of the Ceti Eel entering and leaving the ears of a couple of the cast can be a bit much for the very young.

  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    No other movie this year has as much riding on its success as "Star Trek."

    The science-fiction thriller has to "make bank" to recoup its reported $200 million production budget. But it's stuck in between the likes of new "X-Men," "Terminator" and "A Night at the Museum" movies, as well as a new Disney/Pixar animated feature,"Up".

    Worse yet, "Star Trek" also has to attract new fans to the supposedly tired Trek concept yet still please the die-hard "trekkers" and "trekkies" who have stayed loyal for all these years.

    The good news is, the movie succeeds at doing nearly everything that's expected of it. This "Trek" is an exciting, constantly entertaining feature that helps kick off this year's summer movie season in spectacular fantasy.

    And that's a good thing, because the season got off to a rather bumpy start with the release of the sketchy "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" film last weekend.

    This version of "Trek" does use the original series characters created by Gene Roddenberry. There's the cocky James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), the logical and measured Vulcan, Spock (Zachary Quinto, from TV's "Heroes), and space-phobic physician Leonard "Bones" McCoy (Karl Urban).

    They're joined aboard the USS Enterprise by communications and linguistics expert Nyota Uhura (Zoe Saldana), navigator Hikaru Sulu (John Cho), helmsman Pavel Chekhov (Anton Yelchin) and, eventually, engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott (Simon Pegg).

    But their first mission together could be their last one. A rogue Romulan named Nero (Eric Bana) is threatening to destroy the Vulcan home planet and possibly the rest of the United Federation of Planets.

    Unfortunately, the seemingly reckless Kirk and more measured Spock are at odds with each other about how to deal with this situation.

    Director J.J. Abrams and screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ("Transformers") manage to introduce all of these characters and create a new continuity within a two-hour running time, which is nothing short of miraculous.

    Smartly, they balance things with much-needed humor &#8212; Yelchin's Chekhov and Pegg's Scotty provide welcome comic relief.

    And there's more action here than there was in any of the films since either "First Contact" (1996) or "The Wrath of Khan" (1982).

    Also, the cast is not simply aping the actors that came before them. In particular, Urban uses the character mannerisms established by the late DeForest Kelley but makes the role his own.

    However, the film does have its faults. The story is a little convoluted and confusing, and Bana's Nero is one of the weaker, least-fleshed-out "Trek" movie villains.

    The character's motivation is never properly explained &#8212; except through some brief dialogue and a bit of flashback. Luckily, a comic-book movie prequel, titled "Star Trek: Countdown," does fill in some of those blanks.

    "Star Trek" is rated PG-13 and features strong violent action and imagery (space battles, including phaser fire, stabbings and brawling, planetary upheaval, explosive and vehicular mayhem); some suggestive language and talk, scattered strong profanity, some brief sexual, derogatory slurs and language (based on planetary origins and race); a brief scene depicting torture; brief drug content (hypodermics); and some brief gore. Running time: 126 minutes.

    E-mail: jeff@desnews.com




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