... Chris Pine. Who? Exactly. This guy is best known for his roles in Smokin' Aces (yeah, it took me a second to remember who he played) and a bunch of romance movies (including Princess Diaries 2 and Just My Luck). So in other words.. the movie has made a jumping leap towards "holy crap, what the hell is this garbage."
I'm sure the guy is a very talented actor. I'm sure he will dedicate a lot of effort and time towards a role this big, but I can't see a new, revitalized Star Trek movie sitting on this man's shoulders. Kirk has to be a nerd's idol, a bad-ass hero, a playa, and cunning leader all in one. I just can't picture this guy doing it.
I will still watch the movie besides the unfavorable choice, but now I've lost a lot of confidence in how good this movie will be now. Oh well, I can always wait till the sequel because everyone knows only the odd number Star Trek movies suck.