First off, I would like to apologize for how VERY VERY LATE this movie review is. Mommy and the FD and Uncle Sean and his girlfriend (and me as a stowaway) all went to see this movie the day before the FD and Mommy got married . . . which is almost a month ago.
I guess Mommy has been busy.
Yes, kitties, it is another one of those blockbuster sorts of movies that my mommy and the FD adore so . . . one that is in some way related to a nerdy interest they have. I, of course, am a professional movie reviewer, so I HAVE to go watch these sorts of things. I mean, it isn't like I practice my Vulcan Nerve Pinch on Ivy or anything . . .
Now you discriminating furries out there may be wondering "Why would I want to go see yet another "Star Trek" movie? Haven't there already been like a hundred of them? What else could they do with it? What would make this one so great?"
I am here to tell you, kitties, that this one is most definitely worth the 127 minutes you will spend sitting watching it.
"Star Trek" successfully pulls off a "what if" plotline by making events in the future change the events of the past for James T. Kirk and Spock. In this version, Kirk loses his father at the moment of his birth, and Spock's entire home planet of Vulcan is destroyed. This changes pretty much everything.
Kirk is even more wreckless than before.
Spock struggles with his human side, and is even more emotional.
Kirk and Spock don't like each other at all, with Spock doing his best to have Kirk kicked out of the Starfleet Academy.
"Star Trek" successfully updates the usual Star Trek storyline, all the while paying homage to the original. Classic lines are interspersed throughout the movie, to the thrill of such moviegoers as my mommy who squealed everytime she heard one, including Scotty's "I'm giving her all she's got, Captain!"
I give this movie two paws up, and a "Live Long and Prosper" (which is pretty tricky for a kitty to do) for being full of action, humor, and managing to be a great tribute to the original Star Trek series. . . and let us not forget Leonard Nimoy!
And for your viewing pleasure, here is the trailer.