WOW! I just got home from the theater, where I saw the new Star Trek movie in Imax. I really don't have words enough to describe the awesomeness of it!
What a ride! From the beginning to the end, there were so few slow parts it's a really good idea to skip the drink during the movie. You don't want to be getting up to run to the loo, because you WILL miss something.
This is THE BEST movie I've seen in a very long time!
Granted, I am a Star Trek fan from way back. I grew up on the original t.v. series, and have loved (nearly) all the movies they've done, but none of them - none - come close to rivaling the sheer thrills, comedy, tragedy, and pure adrenalin rush this movie has!
There were several nods to original t.v. episodes from ALL the ST universes... but, of course, this centers around the original ST.
The casting director did a fantabulous job finding people who look so much like the original cast, they are totally plausible as the younger versions of Kirk, Spock, Bones, etc.
I enjoyed this movie so much, I'm going back next weekend to see it again!
I totally did not recognize Winona Ryder in this movie... she only had a very small part, but an important one.
Also, for the Shaun of the Dead fans, Simon Peg (sp) plays Montgomery Scot the engineer...