Star Trek (Reboot)

Star Trek (Reboot) Cover Art

2009 Sci-Fi

Rated PG-13

2 hours 6 minutes

This movie is exhausting to watch.

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Notes About the Violence

The whole movie is intense and fast-paced. Quite frankly, this movie pushes the limits of the goal of this website. There are 15 scenes to skip, so it may not be worth it. If, in general, you are OK with mild scenes, then you may want to give it a go.

Not Included in Scenes

Kirk appears roughed up during a great deal of the movie.


1 minute
Recommend SkipingSkip Intense - Disturbing Violenceintense

The entire opening scene is very violent and somewhat disturbing. On the DVD version reviewed, simply skipping the first chapter works perfectly, you only miss the opening logo.

Many die graphically; people are stabbed, die in explosions, and are sucked out into space. James Kirk's father's ship is destroyed by Nero, and Kirk's father sacrifices himself to save his wife and infant son.

Theme music and opening title.

15 minutes
Distressing - Play Actingdistressing

"Perhaps an emotional response requires physical stimuli." - Young bully to young Spock

Spock beats up the bully.

"They called you a traitor." -Spock

21 minutes
Violent - Realistic Violenceviolent

At a bar in Iowa.
"Hey farm boy, maybe you can't count, but there are four of us and one of you." - Bully to older Kirk

Kirk is beat up.

"You know, I couldn't believe it when the bartender told me who you are." - Captain Pike
Kirk is still bloody during the next scene, but it is not overly graphic.

37 minutes
Mild - No Act of Violencemild

"I couldn't just leave you there, looking all pathetic." - McCoy

Kirk gets Star Trek-style vaccine, there is no needle, but it seems to mildly hurt him.

"You're going to start to lose vision in your left eye." - McCoy

41 minutes
Mild - No Act of Violencemild

"Where are we?" - Kirk
"Medical Bay." - McCoy

Kirk gets Star Trek-style vaccine, there is no needle, but it seems to mildly hurt him.

"Unbelievable." - McCoy

43 minutes
Mild - No Act of Violencemild

"I haven't seen a reaction this severe since medical school." - McCoy

Kirk gets Star Trek-style vaccine, there is no needle, but it seems to mildly hurt him.

"Stop it!" - Kirk

44 minutes
Mild - No Act of Violencemild

"You got numb tongue?" - McCoy

Kirk gets Star Trek-style vaccine, there is no needle, but it seems to mildly hurt him.

We hear engines firing.

47 minutes
Distressing - Play Actingdistressing

"Arriving at Vulcan in 5..." - Sulu

Starships battle and are destroyed. Lots of explosions.

"Hi Christopher, I'm Nero."

55 minutes
Recommend MutingMute Intense - Disturbing Violenceintense

"Pulling chute!" -Kirk

Olson is killed. There is an extended fight scene with guns and knives. Sulu and Kirk are fine, but Romulans are stabbed and burned to death.

"Olson had the charges." - Kirk

1 hour 2 minutes
Violent - Realistic Violenceviolent

"The planet has only seconds left." - Spock to his parents

People are crushed by falling debris.

"I'm losing her!" - Chekov

1 hour 7 minutes
Recommend MutingMute Violent - Realistic Violenceviolent

"You must have a lot of questions for me." - Captain Pike

Nero tortures Pike with alien bugs. If you mute it you will miss the information that Nero's pregnant wife was on Romulus when it was destroyed.

Scene returns back to Enterprise, "Have you confirmed Nero is heading for Earth?"

1 hour 11 minutes
Distressing - Play Actingdistressing

"Security, escort him out." -Spock

Kirk punches security guards.

"Get him off this ship." - Spock

1 hour 13 minutes
Violent - Realistic Violenceviolent

"In what I believe to be a violation of security protocol 49.09..." - Kirk on frozen planet

Kirk is chased by weird aliens, and is saved by Spock.

"James T. Kirk." - Spock

1 hour 31 minutes
Violent - Realistic Violenceviolent

"It must not even compute for you!" -Kirk

An enraged Spock beats up Kirk.

"Doctor, I am no longer fit for duty." - Spock

1 hour 39 minutes
Violent - Realistic Violenceviolent

"Energize." - Kirk

Extended gun and star-ship battle. Kirk is beat up by Nero. No real graphic or emotional violence. No one is stabbed.

"Enterprise, now!" - Kirk
After this we only see explosions from afar, Nero's ship is destroyed.