>It’s true: the new “Star Trek” prequel movie is really,really good. “The spirit of adventure and embrace ofrationality that define the show are in full swing,” writes Manohla Dargis, “as are the chicks in minis and kicky boots.” The J.J. Abrams remake has big-budget action and effects, and a story with “emotional and dramatic force as well some generous laughs,” thanks largely to the newcomers playing Spock and Kirk. “Steering clear of outright imitation,” Ms. Dargis writes, “the two young actors instead distill the characters to capture their essence,their Kirk-ness and Spock-ness.” Go see for yourself before the inevitable SNL parody.

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