Star Trek 2009 Movie Review

The most popular old sixties sci-fi television serial Star Trek with characters of Mr. Spock has been brought into big screen by director J J Abrams. However, 2009 Star Trek is nothing more than the same formula but with intense action.

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J J Abrams rewrites to take the audience back into the original star Trek’s pre-historic appeal. The new Star Trek is a film of a journey by young crew on a stunning spaceship USS Enterprise. The mission of this voyage amidst dangers and spectacular action sequence is to protect mankind from the deadly threat of Romulan Nero. The Nero is back, all set to take revenge by destroying planets.

Star Trek film has all the characters so familiar that it needed no introduction or reestablishment of their identities. Spock, Captain Kirk and Bones are all well known to the audience. The plot rests on a simple platform of a rescue mission. There is the reunion of two Spock the older in the form of Leonard Nimoy with Zachary Quinto, the new age Spock. Eric Bana as Nero makes the role suitably scary but with not much of intelligent fouls play. The big thing of the film is the time travel loop that takes it forward and its in a new timeline that the sequence of events in this film unfolds.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

As a kid one of the few comics I actually read were Spiderman and Wolverine. I will admit I never really got into the origins of Logan and although I knew the key elements about Sabretooth being his arch enemy and SilverFox being his slain love I didn’t know the story of his childhood and found it quite interesting to watch it unfold on the big screen. The movie has also fired up my urges to go pickup a couple of back issues of Wolverine and dive deep into the Weapon X comics and how they told the origins of Wolverine just to see how it compares to the film.

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‘Wolverine’ is a spin-off movie broken off from the X-Men series. In this movie we can expect to find out more about Wolverine’s past, as he travels the globe in search of his lost memory.

Overall Wolverine delivered as a fun video game paced movie that had plenty of action, just enough grittiness and enough good writing to drive the story along at a very fast pace that definitely impressed the very loud theatre audience I saw the film with tonight. I felt that they did a very good job at showing Logan’s upbringing and delving into the complicated relationship between him and Sabretooth and even those in the audience who had never read a single comic would have had enough understanding to then follow the whole movie.

It was nice that they didn’t make the film to overly cliche especially when they covered the unusual relationship between Sabretooth and Wolverine. Although PG-13 they were also not afraid to push the line where it fit the story with certain characters like DeadPool and they certainly didn’t try and make a sugar coated X-Men movie.This movie although by no means as dark as Batman Begins and Dark Knight is also not light and fluffy like the X-Men movies. It could have been darker but it was considering its rating a pretty good PG-13 telling of a very violent mutant.

It was also nice to see so many different mutants in the movie including Young Cyclops, The Blob and my personal favorite Deadpool. The movie had a nice mix of elements that made the movie a great waste of 90minutes and in my view a fun comic book movie although admittedly not the best comic book movie I have seen. The movie lacked the magic of The Dark Knight but it certainly had some of the light heartedness of Iron Man and was a definite leap above the X-Men movies which for me were just to tame. I would say if you liked X-Men and are a fan of the Wolverine Character you will definitely enjoy this movie. Go and check it out and just remember its not going to wow you with any deep thinking but it will tell you the origins of Wolverine in a fast paced and fun environment.

I did notice quite a few scenes were missing from the movie including a scene with Young Storm and a beech sequence with SilverFox. So it seems the movie has a few alternate sceens for DVD and with some luck we will get an unrated extended DVD cut that offers more then the typical cliche 30seconds of extras. Clearly the Young Storm scene comes from when Weapon X is in Africa but I am not sure how the alternate Silver Fox scene would work. Here is hoping we can get more of the Africa Mission and lots more character development in the DVD Release that may have been cut out for the theatrical release to cut the time down.

Oh and for those who are wondering… Yes just like in Blade Trinity ( which totally destroyed the Blade Movie Franchise ) Ryan Reynolds stole the movie with his one liners and funny antics. Ryan Reynolds as DeadPool was fantastic and like many fan boys before me I also declare, he needs his own comic book movie franchise already!