Posted by: da_nibbler | April 22, 2009

First ‘Star Trek’ Review

Todd McCarthy has seen J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek and posted his review over at Variety.

His summary already gets me into the mood to see this:

“Blasting onto the screen at warp speed and remaining there for two hours, the new and improved “Star Trek” will transport fans to sci-fi nirvana. Faithful enough to the spirit and key particulars of Gene Roddenberry’s original conception to keep its torchbearers happy but, more crucially, exciting on its own terms in a way that makes familiarity with the franchise irrelevant, J.J. Abrams’ smart and breathless space adventure feels like a summer blockbuster that just couldn’t stay in the box another month. Paramount won’t need any economic stimulus package with all the money it’ll rake in with this one globally, and a follow-up won’t arrive soon enough.”

Bring on May 7!

You can read the whole review here.

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