The writer and producers have struck gold here. For many trekkies who grew up (or didn't actually!) in the 60's like me, we have already invested in the central characters of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura and Chekov.
This movie sees them come to life in a new story opportunity with those same characters utterly brilliantly characterised and filmed. You almost have to pinch yourself that some of the actors aren't in fact younger versions of themselves.
As i was drawn into this movie, my attention was completely captivated for over 2 hours that seemed like it was 25 minutes. That takes some doing!
It is my fervent hope this picture heralds the start of a new series of equally enthralling adventures for the characters that so many of us grew up with and came to love with an unparalleled affection.