I love this movie so much
A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.
Ok... Let's be honest. It cannot be the best movie but is quite enjoyable. The movie has the potential to develop a great plot for future movies
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
Remarkably boring. This film thinks you have the intelligence of a gnat and proceeds accordingly. A color by numbers plot that a film student would receive a failing grade.
In general, it is a good action movie with really awesome animations. So far so good. So if you search for a pointless action movie without the need to activate your brain(at all) the movie is ok. The moment you start thinking about any logic or story that makes sense, you will fall into despair....
Vice versa. This movie is all about a will to stand together - Dr. McCoy and Spock developing friendship, Scotty's encounter with a stranger, and Captain James T. Kirk coming out of his father's shade and finding his purpose. More lighthearted that prequel but showing unity again. In this movie Spock once again deals with an ever-lasting dilemma between continuing Vulcan race and remaining on Enterprise with Nyota.
I hated both previous installments of the reboot ST universe and I really hoped this one would be an ounce better since Abrams is not behind the wheel but he's still a big part of the franchise and Orci is as well so my hopes were foolish. Everything about this movie is underdeveloped and/or contrived. It's the kind of movie you watch on autopilot and mindlessly chew on popcorn. Nothing new is being said, character development is almost non-existent (Kirk's and Spock's forced 'internal struggles' are laughable), the plot is thin as spring ice and the main villain and his motives unconvincing and lacking in any kind of engagement. I like Pegg and would like to think that the minuscule wit and cleverness in the script that managed to get a laugh or two from me were his doing. One thing he's definitely to be credited with is making Sulu gay which is utterly ridiculous and unnecessary. The scene was overly emphasised with Kirk staring longingly into his direction while Sulu is walking away with his partner and child and it was there only to cater to progressive audience (of which I am a member) while at the same time Uhura is wearing a SKIRT just so she could flash her nice legs because I guess even in this day and age women are there to be pretty and style is more important than substance and practicality. Why make Sulu gay and not make her wear trousers? In case, you know, the ship gets attacked and she can run and jump and shoot comfortably?Actors had little to work with and while I am usually impressed with Quinto, here that was not the case. There were a few scenes where he managed to convey subtle emotions with facial expressions alone but that's definitely not due to excellent writing but due to his talent. Pine had a little more to work with but even he seemed dull and uninterested (as opposed to his role in WW which he played masterfully). I'm not sure why creators think their audience is dumb? Why are they calling this Star Trek when it's clear as day that it isn't? They would still make piles of money if they made smarter films. Spelling something out for the audience and literally verbalising that something is 'philosophical' doesn't make it so!In fairness, this is an average movie for the dumb and tired viewer who likes loud crap, explosions, and poorly executed action sequences but it's a below average Star Trek movie. Way below.