Steve and Emma saw Star Trek while we were in Ohio and really enjoyed it. Everyone else I know who has seen it has loved it, too. So last night I suggested we all go see it. What a great movie!
The scene above is one of my favorites from the movie. All the actors did a great job, but I particularly enjoyed Karl Urban's portrayal of Dr. Leonard McCoy. He really caught the crustiness of the character in the series. I know I will want to buy this movie just so I can laugh when McCoy talks. "I'm a doctor, not a physicist!" (Last night I was trying to control myself so I wouldn't bother other movie goers.)
The bad guys really are bad, but by the end I could empathize with their leader, Captain Nero. I understood what motivated him, even though he was not acting sanely. But we also see that the good guys have some rough edges, too.
There were some things that puzzled me (when comparing it to the series) and some science that didn't seem quite right. But those things were all easy to ignore because the movie was done so well. I liked this more than any of the series or movies. Anyone, whether a Trekkie or not, will enjoy this!