Chris Pine is great as James T. Kirk: he has the flirtatiousness, arrogance and egotistical charm that William Shatner gave the character so many years ago.
Zachary Quinto is a perfect Spock: he brings the seriousness, intelligence & stern need for duty that Leonard Nimoy brought to Spock’s character in the 60’s.
Zoe Saldana plays a very young, upbeat Uhura. Sexy, smart & energetic sides of Uhura that we rarely saw in Nichelle Nichols are portrayed as a playful, but serious Zoe as the communications specialist.
There’s nothing that’s cheesy about this movie; you don’t roll your eyes in your head at any lines and no uncomfortable moments with sexy scenes. The humor is there, but only in the right moments.
I was grateful enough to see this movie at an IMAX theater, so it was no surprise that I’d invest in the DVD…even if buying it for my mother was a good excuse.
I’m one for getting my money’s worth with any DVD that I buy- which is why I take the time to go through the extras: special features, commentary, gag reel, etc.
In the commentary, you find out little things that happen in the movie; little tricks that we, the audience, are not aware of. This movie is already great. Limiting it to a DVD didn’t take away the excitement that it had in the theater for the first time!
I give this DVD 4 Yaks out of 5. The reason it doesn’t get a full 5 Yaks: too many people talking on the commentary (4-5, including the most important person that you want to hear: the director, J.J. Abrams). It was hard to tell who was who and they didn’t give a LOT of information with some important scenes. DO check out the Gag Reel!
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