Review: STAR TREK — Matt is energized by J.J. Abrams revitalization of this classic sci-fi franchise
Written by Matt Goldberg
“Star Trek” and “Star Wars” fans have been at war for decades because both have devoted fanbases and both titles have the word “star” in them. But even after the tragedy of the prequel trilogy, it was still cooler to be a “Star Wars” fan than it was to be a Trekkie. The masses simply chose to forget the new films and go back to loving the old ones. But whereas you could still wear a funny “Star Wars” t-shirt and not only get away with it but make the cultural reference and score geek points, “Trek” couldn’t manage the cool. You could wear the rebel insignia or the imperial insignia but try to sporting the Starfleet insignia and either folks wouldn’t get it or they would think it was lame.
It’s clear that there are better “Trek” films ahead and that this re-launch may not achieve the thematic …