Star Trek (2009): The Best Prequel Ever Made

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Starring: Chris Pine, Jimmy Bennett, Zachary Quinto, Jacob Kogan, Leonard Nimoy, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana, Bruce Greenwood, Ben Cross, Winona Ryder, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Morrison, Rachel Nichols, Faran Tahir, Deep Roy, Greg Ellis, Chris Doohan, Paul McGillion, Greg Grunberg, Dominic Keating, Amanda Foreman, Spencer Daniels, and Tyler Perry.

Directed by: J.J. Abrams.

Director J.J. Abrams has successfully revived the Star Trek franchise with this eleventh film in the series which happens to be a prequel. It is perhaps the best prequel ever made as it makes clever use of a time travel and alternate reality plot concept that allows it to break free of the continuities established elsewhere in the franchise.

Star Trek takes us back to the cast of characters from the original television series (and first six films) although portrayed by a talented and well-selected young cast. At first, when I had seen the previews for the film, I have to admit that it was uncomfortable seeing these new people filling in these big roles, but J.J. Abrams clearly knew what he was doing here when he picked people like Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto to play James T. Kirk and Spock.

The initial preview also gave me the impression that this would be yet another hot film franchise that Hollywood intends to milk and run dry but without a doubt, at least in my humble opinion, this was done with good reasoning and purpose, seeing as the last two Star Trek films (1998’s Star Trek: Insurrection and…


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