I watched it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. A great prequel, and if you have watched the original series, I am old enough to have seen it the first time round, there is a lot of things that relate. It starts off at 100MPH and keeps going. Enjoy.
I managed to bluff the wife that it was would be a treat for the kids for their birthday to watch it last night rather than on opening weekend when it was bound to be packed. Unbelievably she agreed. I really enjoyed it - the next one should be even better now that the character introduction is out of the way.
I took my 9yr old last night and we both thought it was the best one yet. Scraping the pervious time line was a great idea so that any future movies can include just about anything thay want. I've promised to take him back next weekend and I'm actually looking forward to it.
It's pretty damned good! The actors were perfectly cast, the star of the show was definitely Sylar, whoops Zachary Quinto, as Spock and even Simon Pegg's Scottish accent was bearable. Admittedly the plot was a bit hokey and it could have been a bit meatier but all-in-all a worthy reboot and i'm looking forward to the sequels already.
Gotta mention the skydiving sequence which was exhilarating, especially in IMAX and I loved the constant bleeping-in-the-background sound effect, very retro and very cool!
4/5 from me and I can see why JJ Abrams is being heralded as the new Spielberg.