Movie Review : Star Trek

1967 WordsNov 23, 20168 Pages
Star Trek has been around for many decades and is a story that has taken many media forms over the course of its lifetime. Beginning as a television show in 1966, Star Trek swept through the nation and evolved into one of the most famous shows of all time. The franchise that is Star Trek, and as revolutionary as it was, dropped in the ratings and was canceled as all shows eventually are. That is however, until 2009 when director J.J. Abrams, decided to reboot the franchise with the new, action packed movie simply named, Star Trek. J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek is able to display the diversity of beings, and human interaction unlike any story ever told before. By using cultural analysis, I will deconstruct the cultural ideologies, of some of the main characters in this movie to better try and understand how people so different and so unique, can come together and work side by side, while at the same time, drawing parallels between the world we all live in and the Star Trek universe. When watching this movie, it dawned on me that Star Trek is much more than your average “Good vs. Evil” Sci-Fi thriller. It is a movie of life and the people within that life, all trying become part of Star Fleet, the universal police who is tasked with keeping the universe safe from evil and tyranny. Star Fleet is make up of humans or species from literally all across the universe, including Vulcans, green people, small creature like folks, and any other walk of life you can think of including humans
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