I’ve drawn flak on several occasions for not watching “Star Wars”. The movie from which that Kollywood “genius” Maniratnam stole visuals from. Or was it E.T? Or was it both?
The idea of characters pulling action/adventure shit together in space or in some wonderland excluding the earth with some unimaginable ugly robotic nonsensical machines just doesn’t appeal to me.
Am I not a “sci-fi” guy? No! I’ll come to it by the end of this review.
After hearing favorable reviews about the ‘Star Trek’ reboot (2009), I watched it and was mildly surprised. So that raised my expectation towards this sequel.
Alas, this sequel was a bit disappointing.
The movie starts with the familiar spacecraft USS Enterprise exploring the indigenous civilization in a remote planet called “Nibiru”.
Following a volcanic eruption, Captain Kirk gets demoted by his higher officer, Pike for saving a logical Vulcan Spock and in the process exposing the space ship to the alien race, who actually end up worshiping it as a cult.
In the meantime, Starfleet agent John Harrison bombs London and kills Pike during an emergency meeting, thus setting our hero in the quest for capturing and bringing John Harrison to justice.
As the adventure continues, there are a few interesting twists in the form of who actually John Harrison is and where was he from and how was he set up and all that.
Since I don’t consider this movie as hideous compared to a few other movies I watched recently, I choose not to give away much.