I finally got to see it. And in a word: Excellent.
Slightly predictable, action filled and filled me with an incredible sense of nostalgia. I won't spoil anything for the two of you out there who haven't seen. The movie rushed along with the same pace as the original and I appreciated that and the sense of wonder it invoked. Also, as I explained to my son, I have known these characters since I was 9 years old. I grew up with them and even when they weren't in the forefront of my psyche they were always there. I think this movie did justice to them and stayed true to their essence. The new characters grew on me quickly and I began to care about them before long, too. To me it was an excellent movie going experience. One that took me back to my youth yet moved me forward at the same time.