So, 40 years or so after the original Star Trek series starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy (who plays an older version of Spock in the new film) a new movie was spawned from the directing power of J.J. Abrams.
After a huge highly advanced ship appears from what seems like "a lightning storm in space" the USS Kelvin investigates. When the captain of the Kelvin goes aboard the ship and is killed, former first officer turned acting captain George Kirk orders the crew of the Kelvin, including his pregnant wife to evacuate, but is forced to stay behind to pilot the ship in order to save everyone...except himself. Moments before his death he hears his son's first cries...and James Tiberius Kirk is born.
Jump to 25 years later and James T. is now a hick town rebel in need of direction. One bar fight with Star Fleet cadets later, and suddenly he's a new recruit. Leap to 3 years later and James first meets Spock when he cheats Spock's training simulation. Soon, though in no way friends, the two are on the Enterprise and must join together on an epic quest to save the universe from destruction by the evil Captain Nero who was responsible for Jame's father's death. You've got your favorite characters such as Bones, Ahura, Scottie, Checkof and Sulu along for the ride. And best of all Leonard Nimoy himself makes a lengthy and invaluable reappearance.
This movie is for everyone from Trekies to non-Trekies alike - anyone who wants a great action flick full of humor and excitement. We had to drag my dad who is no Star Trek fan and he loved it! True to the series but orignial on its own. I saw it multiple times and each experience was better than the next.
The humor is perfect, the special effects amazing. Treky or not you'll recognize the characters and enjoy this original but familiar version. The characters are the kind you want to see again and again. Hopefully a sequel is on its way. If you're one of 11 who hasn't seen it, you need to go! It's something to spend the bucks on to view it on the big screen. You won't be dissapointeed.