Star Trek: The Future Begins – Movie Review

Movie Title: Star Trek: The Future Begins
Rating: PG-13
Director: J.J. Abrams
Staring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, Bruce Greenwood, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin
Category: Sci-Fi Adventure

Moms of Faith Rating: 8 out of 10

Intro: This version of Star Trek is a fresh new approach to an old favorite.

Review: I married into Star Trek fandom. LOL. Honestly, I am indifferent to space movies and shows. However, I love my husband, so I watch. And, since I am watching, I look for things to enjoy about whatever film I am watching. For this one, it was not hard to find reasons to enjoy!

I LOVED the movie. It had action, loyalty, friendship and love all wrapped into one well made, well written, original and fun movie experience.

I loved meeting young Kirk…yet still the same “old” Kirk. I really LOVED how they paid tribute to the old Star Trek with little gestures and things throughout the film, including, Leonard Nimoy’s spot in the film.

I also thought they did a FANTASTIC job of choosing the right people for the roles. Whoever was in charge of casting did a stellar job. Just awesome!

On the negative side: I was disappointed that they added one “g-d*m” to the film. I know that Bones used the word “damn” a lot in the series, however, it saddened me that they went to this next level and added “god” to the front of one. I realize it was only one. However, one is more than necessary, and it makes me wary if where they may go with the future installments…

There was some other mild language issues and a short scene that did not surprise me with Kirk, involving partially dressed women. It was normal to what Kirk was on the old series, however, still noteworthy since it was steamy and sensual and Moms WILL want to chat with their sons after the film.

Conclusion: Overall, even with the tactless use of my Daddy God’s Name, and the short steamy love scene, I liked the film. I am really amazed how the story went. It is very crafty how they have now made it possible to have a whole new generation of Star Trek movies…YET…still have the ability to use the characters we have all grown to love over the years past. They will win the hearts of the old and new! Very intelligent indeed! Kudos to the writers!

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  1. Faith_Mom on October 8, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I believe November 15 or somewhere close to that. DH already has it on his Christmas “wish list” LOL!

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