I’m too much of a Star Trek nerd to judge this movie objectively. I was never sure what to expect going into this film. Would I be satisfied if it was a good movie, or did it need to be a good Star Trek movie? In the past I’ve been all too aware that the two concepts can easily be mutually exclusive.
It is an entertaining film, done as a big budget action film. It’s designed to appeal to a broad audience, rather than a niche one, and that’s a wise thing to do. The use of the age old Trek plot device of time travel whose effects create an alternate reality is an elegant way of justifying a whole slew of new Trek related adventures.
More Trek can only be a good thing. Three stars.