It was fabulous. The actors handled their characters well, and the entire movie struck an excellent balance between paying homage to a storyline that is as much a part of American life as many "real life" things and starting the whole thing over, so that new life was breathed into Star Trek.
While I was quite happy with the movie--so happy we saw it twice (see Marc's blog entry for more on that--one of three entries he did over the past few days)--this post isn't really about the movie. Rather, it's about the eye candy in the movie. Specifically, one particular piece of eye candy (and there are several very handsome specimens to choose from). I had seen most of the hotties in this movie in prior movies or TV shows, but one man who appears right at the beginning of the film got my attention. As in "WHO IT THAT?!" In the film, he plays George Kirk, father of Jim Kirk. The actor who plays him is an Australian named Chris Hemsworth. I found a few photos online. In case you haven't seen the movie, have a gander...
A little scruffy, but he was very clean-cut in the movie (befitting an officer, I suppose).
Of course, while he's handsome, he's not too well built. ;)
Too bad he won't be in the sequel. I guess I'll just have to look for him in other movies!