My Mother’s Day gift was a family outing to see the new Star Trek movie. Since I was a trekkie in my younger years, I went with a certain amount of fear and trembling. Telling the story of how my favorite starship crew first met and bonded seemed rife with the potential for disaster. I mean I’ve known and loved these characters since I was about ten. Could a modern casting director really know what they looked like, spoke like and moved like when they were younger versions of themselves? Could a modern scripwriter postulate how their chemistry had fizzed into being?
The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” They really got it right!
The references to events we know and love, the interactions between the characters which foreshadow their future relationships, the action sequences where the Enterprise saves the day: it’s all there and all pitch perfect.
I’m going to see it again.