In lieu of giving away plot spoilers, some random thoughts about the film, in roughly chronological order:
- the USS Kelvin didn't appear to have any warp engines - indeed it looks like the Enterprise without warp engines. I wonder how they got around.
- Kirk's black cadet top looks way cooler than the traditional yellow 'tour leader' jersey that Shatner wore on TV. In fact, as they sussed out in the TNG movies, everybody should wear black.
- Karl Urban as Bones - brilliant.
- Zachary Quinto as Spock - beyond brilliant. Uncanny.
- Simon Pegg as Scotty - more Irvine Welsh than James Doohan, but good nonetheless.
- Anton Yelchin as Chekov - come on guys, Walter Koenig's accent wasn't that ludicrous in the original. And where the hell was his Beatles/Monkees hairstyle?
- the plot lacked originality to say the least - seemed to be assembled from a cut-up of The Wrath of Khan and Nemesis - but it was at least well executed and provides a convincing rationale for breaking series continuity (which was pretty strained to begin with after Star Trek: Enterprise)
- Thank God, no cameo for Scott Bakula (although 'Admiral Archer' is mentioned at one point.)
And that's all I can think of at this precise moment in time. Star Trek looks set to be the box-office smash of the year, which means a sequel asap, I should imagine. People are lapping this stuff up. And good luck to them. I mean, to us.