First off, Happy Mother's Day to all those mom's out there. I don't know how you do it.
So go honor Mom by talking her to see the new Star Trek movie, because it was AMAZING. If Mom isn't into Trek, then send her to a nice day spa for the afternoon so you can go see it.
I had my doubts when I first heard about this movie. A reboot? After Superman Returns, I wasn't sure my heart could take another let down. But then, there was Batman Begins, so I had a fifty-fifty chance, right? And the more I saw about Trek, the more I was intrigued. Then I heard the line...
"Your father captained a starship for twelve minutes and saved 800 lives. I dare you to do better."
I got goosebumps and knew I had to see this movie. (go script writers)
I can honestly say I've never seen a better reboot of a series. They came up with a great way to make the story fresh and not have future movies feel like a rehash of the old ones, and they found a way to toss aside existing cannon (not an easy thing to do). And the little nods to the original series were priceless.
They also had perfect casting, especially with Karl Urban as Bones, and Simon Pegg as Scotty. Talk about actors born to play those roles.
I wish I could find some writerly thing to tie into this, but anything I said would give things away. But go see it, and look at how they handled the story and the characters. You'll come away with insights. Or at least that totally jazzed feeling when you see an awesome movie.