If you've ever seen ONE episode of ST:TOS, you will not be at all surprised or spoiled to know that in the new Star Trek movie:
1) Chekov and Scotty have wonderfully horrible accents. :-D
2) McCoy is a doctor not a [insert any other profession here].
3) The Enterprise is awesome, but does not have seat belts.
4) Spock struggles to balance his human emotions with his Vulcan logic.
5) Kirk gets the crap beat out of him. A lot. And it is awesome.
What else can I say? Don't come late, because this movie is firing broadsides within the first 30 seconds. It is action action action. Take some Dramamine if you're susceptible, as I am, to motion sickness. Lots of that handheld camera-style. I didn't love that, but it added to the frantic, exciting pace of the movie.
Humor, drama, emotion, action. Faithful in spirit to the original, but not slavishly devoted to it. Many in jokes for the fans, but a story that stands on it's own. McCoy was always my favorite, and he gets some great moments here. Loved New!Kirk and adore New!Spock. Well, *everyone* got a moment to shine--Sulu kicked ass! But the story, as it should, revolved around Kirk and Spock, and the dawning of their relationship. And kicking ass.
When I was a kid, we had Star Trek on every afternoon. My mom was a fan, and I grew up with Kirk, Spock and McCoy as honorary uncles. Their comradeship, that thick and thin friendship, was my take away from that show.
So, here's the question of the day: Did you watch any of the Treks on TV? Did they affect you growing up? What's so attractive about those shows? Is it the exploring unknown territory, like sailors of old. Or the comradeship of the crew? Or those spiff uniforms. (Come on. I know there are some jumpsuit lovers out there.)