Sometimes it takes a movie that isn’t a Hollywood made movie, made with millions to jump out at you and show you what can be done and Star Trek Horizon is one of those movies.
The fan made movie took over three years to make and was finally released on February 26th as a free to watch movie on YouTube, yes the movie is free to stream.
So the other night, well actually it was the early hours of the morning, I stopped by YouTube to check out Star Trek Horizon, plugged in my headphones to my laptop and kicked back to watch the film.
Star Trek Horizon
In a time prior to the United Federation of Planets, a young coalition of worlds led by Earth battle the Romulan Star Empire for their very survival.
As I mentioned earlier is a fan made movie, but don’t let put you off, Star Trek Horizon has been backed via Kickstarter and film maker Tommy Kraft raised $22,600 to bring the project to life.
The movie is based around the time of Star Trek: Enterprise, which has a part in the movie to tie it in to the film.
Having the Enterprise in the movie, though briefly, brings Star Trek Horizon in the Star Trek universe very nicely, giving you the feeling of a movie that fits in nicely with the movies and TV series.
I’ve seen a few fan made movies over the years, with many having very low-budget special effects and some rather dodgy acting, but Star Trek Horizon is certainly not one of those, the special effects are superb, the use of green screen is used very well for many of the locations.
The ships themselves are well done, the Discovery looks great as it warps through space and even goes in to battle on one point, it looks just how you would expect ships to look in a Star Trek film.
The actor in Star Trek Horizon are also very on the ball for the film, I’ve seen big mega-Hollywood actors that could take a page from the actors in this film, they are perfectly cast for their roles and you do get a feel for the personality of the characters.
I loved watching Star Trek Horizon my only issue with the film is there does seem to be a haze type mist that seems to be on many of the scenes, I’m not sure whether this was done intentionally with a digital filter or if it was something that was out the hands of the film makers.
But putting that aside, this fan made movie is certainly one that I would recommend Star Trek fans and non-fans to check out, it’s a cosmic ride of action and intrigue that had me gripped through the 1h 42m running time.
Star Trek Horizon is a great example of what can be achieved by a team that with a passion for not only a genre, but also for the love of film making. Congratulations to Tommy Kraft and all those involved in making the movie, it’s certainly a worth-while addition to the Star Trek cannon.
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