Star Trek (1966) Vs Star Trek (2009)
Compare and contrast the ways the directors of the film present their central characters and cinematic techniques developing as a result of their experience.
The new Star Trek film is a remake of the popular Star Trek series. The original series created Gene Roddenberry is set in the 23d century where the adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise starship, representing the United Federation of Planets on a five-year mission in outer space to explore new worlds, seek new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before. The Enterprise is commanded by handsome and brash Captain James T. Kirk. His First Officer and best friend is Mr. Spock from the planet Vulcan, and Kirk's Medical Officer is Dr. McCoy. With its crew the Enterprise battles aliens, androids, time paradoxes and even psychotic murderers. The 80 episode TV series which was produced from 1966 to 1969 has fans all over the world.
Spinoffs of the popular Star Trek franchise are no surprise to Star Trek fans, who have watched as the classic series evolved into a phenomenon. The new film directed by J.J. Abrams is something quite special compared to some of the old spinoffs and is the first remake of the classic 1966 version. At first I was skeptical on how Abrams will take such iconic characters and recast them. Fortunately, my doubts were unnecessary.
From the moment the movie begins, so does the action and it never lets up. However, this movie has more than just incredible and intense action; it also pays homage to the series of old. Sure, they wanted to bring us a Trek for the 21st century, but they also realized that they needed to respect the source material and fans of a series that has been around more than 40 years. However, you don't need to know much about Star Trek to enjoy this movie. Each character has been given a background and history that lets you know a little something about each one. There's a lot to be told in an...
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