Star Trek (2009) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Star Trek (2009) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Star Trek (2009) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

📅12 June 2016, 18:57


Star Trek (2009) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By:  J.J. Abrams
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy
Rated: PG-13/Region A/2:40/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 3
Available from Paramount Pictures


The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before. The human adventure has begun again.


If you are going to be making that jump fro basic Blu-ray to 4K then you could easily make the case that a film like Star Trek from 2009 is the type of movie you should go for to see what the format can do. Here, we have a movie that looked great in basic Blu-ray, so you can imagine what it can look like if you have the proper stuff to see it in 4K. I’m not saying 4K is something that will work for everyone and everything but I do think Star Trek is a title that really does seem to bring the most out of the newer format. Not to mention that it isn’t a bad movie either to its own credit. People are weary of remakes in general, so a movie that can find a way to re-start a franchise and still give us none other than Leonard Nimoy here as Spock once again to help get it rolling is what I’d call a good thing. I won’t pretend that the whole timeline and alternate universe stuff can’t be a little bit confusing at times, but if you pay attention I don’t think it’ll cause you too much of a headache. One of the other perks of this film is the life and fun that is inserted into it. The characters are fun. I don’t think Captain Kirk has ever been THIS entertaining on purpose as Chris Pine brings some fresh life into the classic character. We have action, we have aliens, and we just see to have a lot of fun stuff in general in the 2009 version of Star Trek. I’m not going to say every little thing about it works to the best it possibly could have but I will say it does enough to keep you interested, even if some of the sequences do come across a little forced here and there. Like they were adding beasts and action in just for the sake of it. But at least you can take comfort in knowing that is at least rises above such things despite itself.

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So do I think the hardcore Star Trek fans of the old shows will enjoy this movie? Maybe. I think most will, but it does seem to be a whole different animal and has a new tone to it. The visual effects are probably going to be something anyone and everyone will be able to appreciate because it does seem to be top notch. I don’t mind CGI at all in things like this. As long as we don’t have it in horror movies I’m cool with it actually. This movie here is a very good example of what the stuff can do in the proper genre and movie type. All in all, I’d call Star Trek a very fun movie. One that isn’t afraid to try something different. It also helps that I’m not soo attached to the old series that I can’t accept new stuff being done with it. You get action, comedy, and some very well portrayed characters here. It may just be a popcorn movie at the end of the day but it is a darn nice looking pop-corn movie. Maybe it is best enjoyed with friends on a movie watching night but the movie also isn’t above being a nice watch if you find yourself alone and wanting to boldly go into watching it regardless. At least here with the 4K version you get the best picture quality for it, you will find added on with all the cool extras you had before. It all makes for a winning combination even if the movie itself is just a bit flawed.



*The 4K Disc Does Not Have Any Extras, but you can find these below on the Blu-ray Discs Included*

Blu-ray Disc 1
– Audio Commentary: Director J.J. Abrams, Producers Bryan Burk and Damon Lindelof, and Writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
Blu-ray Disc 2
– To Boldly Go
– Casting
– A New Vision
– Starships
– Aliens
– Planets
– Props and Costumes
– Ben Burtt and the Sounds of Star Trek
– Score
– Gene Roddenberry’s Vision
– Deleted Scenes
– Starfleet Vessel Simulator
– Gag Reel
– Trailers

Quality of Transfer: 100%


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