Somehow, I managed to go 26.5 years without being pulled into a Star Trek movie. A solid Star Wars fan from my young days, I’ve been content to live in Lucas’ universe. But meeting new people also means embracing new things, and it turns out that my boyfriend is a closet Trekkie.
Tonight, we went to the Star Trek movie, and it was pleasantly enjoyable. The movie is a “beginnings” type movie that examines the early life of James Kirk and Spock.
I don’t know a lot about Star Trek, so I’m not sure what would be a spoiler. I’ll say that I enjoyed the movie and was able to follow it without seeing any other Star Trek movies. Obviously, like any sci-fi enthusiast, I do know a bit about it all . . . but not a lot. I think Star Trek knowledge would add to the enjoyment of the movie but does not seem to be necessary.
All in all, I’d recommend it, especially for those who enjoy other space-movies like Star Wars and Firefly.