Two weeks into the season and already I’ve seen the summer movie of the year. Hell, the movie of the year in general until something comes along to challenge the throne.
Any fan of Alias or Lost knows that Star Trek director J.J. Abrams is a master of genre storytelling. It never fails when I’m watching those shows that I check the clock and realize there’s only five minutes left, usually when I assume I’m at the halfway point. He has a gift for pacing that makes even the dialogue scenes fly by at warp speed.
And now he has brought that gift to a high-risk, high-profile reboot of a beloved sci-fi series, and he hasn’t missed a beat. Star Trek is as fast, funny, thoughtful and exciting as any of Abrams’ TV successes, with eye-popping big-screen special effects to boot.