Four out of five stars.
This may be slightly predictable. It may go boldly into familiar territory. And it may lack the sense of ‘occasion’ which is essential to the really great Trek movies (Khan, Country and Contact), but this is no science fiction slacker.
Spectacular, entertaining with some truly wonderful character moments. Flawed – yes. But this stands tall in a weak blockbuster season.
Fifty years on, Star Trek has been and always shall be my friend.