Loved it! Not a huge fan of the orginal series, but can appreciate it and the fact that it is still popular 40 years later. I think this film did the orginal series justice. The actors were spot-on as their characters. I laughed out-loud many times and was actually driven to tears a few times as well. I can't wait to see where they go with this next.
One of my friends is a huge Star Trek fan and she hated it. She hated it from the very start when they "re-invented" Kirk's birth. And from there it when down hill for her. She understands the "twist" that makes this film possible and "believable," she just doesn't like the fact that they changed everything. Her thoughts were, why did they have to go and change a good thing? There was no way I could argue with her and try to make her understand, so I just said that at least she still has the orginal series. They can't take that away from her.