It’s official. The Star Trek reboot is a big hit with critics, and is expected to be a HUGE box office hit this summer, because of the word of mouth beginning to spread.
Here are just a few of the dozens of positive reviews pouring in:
Alonso Duralde film critic for MSNBC:
“Star Trek” is easily the summer tentpole movie by which all of 2009’s summer tentpole movies will be measured. And I say this as someone who’s not a fanatic about the original show or about the nerd-friendly work of director J.J. Abrams.
Garth Franklin of Dark Horizons: Reintroduces critical elements the franchise has not seen in years – cultural relevance, suspense, and a fresh sense of wonder.
Joshua Tyler of Cinemablend.com:
It’s been a long time since the hope and optimism of Gene Roddenberry’s vision have seemed this bright, this alive. This is exactly the Star Trek movie this fading franchise needed.
Emanuel Levy: Revitalizing the stagnant franchise, the gifted, visionary Abrams has performed a magical act, a movie that stands on its own merits and will recruit new fans, a work that will please the old trekkies and one that points to potent direction in the future.
Ray Bennet of the Hollywood Reporter: Paced at warp speed with spectacular action sequences rendered brilliantly and with a cast so expert that all the familiar characters are instantly identifiable, the film gives Paramount Pictures a new lease of life on its franchise.
Dustin Putman of TheMovieBoy.com :
Pulsates with a life and fire that the former series entries never quite equaled. So much is going on in each frame that one sits smiling for the duration, drinking in the images while yearning for a repeat viewing.
Many, many more reviews have similar comments as these reviewers. Star Trek is THE summer movie of 2009. J.J. Abrams was able to accomplish the near impossibe: A reboot of Star Trek that mostly satisfies old fans, and also connects with general audience- perhaps the widest audience Star Trek has ever had.
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