This is definitely the movie to beat this summer.
I’m not a hardcore Star Trek fan. I never watched any of the TV series but I’ve seen all but two of the movies (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek: Insurrection). I thought director J.J. Abrams and screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman did a great job of reintroducing the new cast, respecting Star Trek canon but giving themselves an “out” of having to repeat the same stories everyone already knows.
I loved the inside jokes (never where the red jumpsuits) and every time a character said their stock line (“Damnit, Jim, I’m a doctor!”, “I’m giving it all she’s got!”, etc.), I got a little smile on my face
The cast was great although I think Chris Pine played Kirk as too much of a douche. The standout was Zachary Quinto who was born to play Spock.
One quibble, what is Abrams’ obsession with powerful red glowing liquids?