Honestly, space opera doesn't get much better than this. I know that some Trek fans have minor quibbles, but J.J. Abrams has successfully brought the ambling dinosaur that is this franchise into the modern age.
I rented this again and again was I was a kid. Could seriously not get enough. I still love it, though at 75 minutes its not quite as epic a story as I remember. Shane Black is the man though. Full of great lines.