Can't believe I took this long to post a review of Star Trek, considering I've seen the thing twice already . . . in IMAX. And the second time around it was better.
The bottom line: this is a fun, fun movie. Fun in a way that Star Trek has not been in a long, long time.
The soundtrack is simply amazing. Michael Giacchino is fast becoming one of my favorite film composers. I've always liked his Lost and Fringe music, and I enjoy his Speed Racer soundtrack. But his Star Trek score is awesome. Check it out here:
It's sweeping and bold and epic and personal. Like the movie itself.
The writers and director did a better job than they had any right doing with their two-pronged goal: create a Star Trek story that will satisfy old Star Trek fans and create a story that will satisfy people who never watched Star Trek before in their life.
Judging by the box office, they succeeded.
My new rating system is simple: Yeah or Meh. Star Trek = YEAH!!!