I thought this movie to be an excellent new breath of fresh air into a franchise that has been hurting since Star Trek IV, The Voyage Home. The characters are full of energy and the use of Back To The Future techniques to alter the past and create a new timeline has left it open for several sequels without impinging on current Star Trek lore.
A Romulan ship from the future arrives at the time when James T. Kirk is being born. Immediately they set in motion a new time continium and it is only through a technique used in one of the early Trek episodes (I think the one with Decker) that Kirk is able to be saved. We then fast forward and see contrasting bad boys Kirk and Spock getting in trouble on their respective planets. Later we see how the two are both persuaded to enter Starfleet.
During this time Kirk meets up with Uhura (and he tries to get her to give up her first name) and later McCoy and we learn how the nickname Bones comes about.
While at the academy Kirk must defeat the Kobyashi Maru (not sure if I spelled it right) leading to his first meeting with Spock. The Romulans then attack Vulcan causing the Starfleet cadets to go into action.
I generally liked this movie from start to finish and like the new actors that are playing Chekov, Scotty and Sulu. I loved the updated Enterprise bridge and the updated transporter effects. I look forward to the sequels!
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