Star Trek ( 2009)
Set phasers to thrill! It could have been a cynical reboot for a franchise that was, frankly, lost in space, but under the guard of uber- nerd JJ Abrams, this new Trek managed to satisfy fans both old and new. With its nifty alternate timeline ( yay, past movies are still canon!), spot- on casting ( Chris Pine as Kirk!) and the kind of matinee setpieces usually associated with Star Wars, Abrams ensured his Trek had smarts, thrills and a perfect cameo for Leonard Nimoy.