I LOVE THE FILM!!!
I think the actors were brilliant, they portrayed the original characters so well. To begin with I was quite skeptical about Zachary Quinto playing spock, not because I didn't think he'd do the character justice (to be honest I'm really not a big fan of the original series anyway) but because everytime I saw him I just though of Sylar in Heroes. I got past this though, and just though 'give him a chance', and I'm so glad I did, because to be honest I think he was the best actor in the entire film. Yes they were all good, but he really stole the show.
Karl Urban is an actor who I think doesn't get enough recognition, and hopefully he'll get more after doing this film. He was a brilliant McCoy...and really looked like him too.
I wasn't sure how casting Chris Pine as Kirk was going to pan out either, but he was also brilliant.
A huge amount of kudos should go out to the casting directors because the entire cast is pretty much perfect, which makes the film so much more enjoyable to watch.
And I agree, there are quite a few in-jokes, one of my favourites being in the bar fight scene, listen out for the whistle :p
I wouldn't say I'm a hardcore Trekkie, but I am quite a fan of the franchise, and this film hugely appealed to me and other fans of the shows that I know. But I also know lots of people who love it and haven't ever seen a Star Trek show. The film has managed to bring the ST universe to a whole new audience whilst still appealing to ST fans, which in my opinion is great!!
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