By Bob Gibbons
JJ Abrams has made a terrific movie. Despite the fact that I’ve seen all the Star Trek movies, but seem unable to remember the plots of any of them…I loved this one. Maybe it’s because, at its core, it such a simple story: it’s the story of a friendship. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) aren’t just colleagues, they’re polar opposites, two guys who fly together, fight together, and in the end, love each other. There is just so much humanity, so much humility and humor in this film that I cared so much for the people that I clapped at the end. There are impressive computer effects in here, but the heart of this movie was not created in a computer, it was created by Pine and Quinto working with a well-written script and great chemistry. When near the end, Kirk and Spock are reaching out for each other as one is slipping away, personal memories came stumbling back of me and my best friend on our last evening together, trying to tell each other -- in a few words -- all that we had meant to each other through all of our years of adventures. Kirk and Spock were no more successful than Richard and I were, but like them, we both knew in our hearts what our words couldn’t possibly say: we loved each other and trusted each other, and wanted to fly together one more time. The scene brought me to tears and broke my heart. Great movies can do that – and this one is extraordinary.