I saw Star Trek last evening. It was pure fun. I would not call it a "great" movie but I did enjoy it. I am not a "Trekkie" and yet I had some sense of the old series and the basic characters and story line. Who can ever forget the pop cultural line: "Beam me up Scottie." And the Starship Enterprise is truly cool. I love the battles, action and "future oriented" stuff.
Rotten Tomatoes almost never gives a film a plus-90% rating that gets a hundred-plus reviews or more on opening weekend. Well, Star Trek had 96% when I last checked it last night. It doesn't have a great storyline, or even great acting for that matter, but it was well worth the time to relax and see a very good science fiction film. The language is a bit offensive but by today's cultural standards quite tame. I would not take small children (I saw a few and they were bored anyway) but most who are twelve or older would enjoy it unless they simply do not like this kind of film.