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I just caught the new "Star Trek." Anyone catch it yet?
One word: Awesome. (IMHO, of course)
I'll try not to give out spoilers, so I'll take as broad strokes and be as general as I can.
It takes the franchise and gives it the revamp and reboot it so dearly needed. The younger, more active cast helping to re-energize it for the 21st century. And it does it in such a way so as not to totally disregard the previous incarnations. That's all I'm going to say about that aspect.
I loved the simplicity of the story, and the special effects were great. A few of the actors took getting used to, but once you resign yourself to that, you're able to strap yourself in for a great ride. They all brought their own flavor to the original characters and yet kept to the mythos that the old series and subsequent movies offered. A new dimension to each of the characters was added, thanks in part to J.J. Abrams' vision, and in a way, helped round out their backstory a little more. Not all their attributes are likeable, but it helps make them more 'human' (sorry, Spock).
I think a few die-hards will complain about this and that (which is to be expected), but overall, I think for each die-hard they lose, a few more fans will be gained. People who love sci-fi or action flicks in general will enjoy the movie, whether you're a Trekker (Trekkie?) or not.
Go see it! (and if you're so inclined, like I am, do the IMAX version. This is the perfect movie for it.)
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