On the whole it was pretty enjoyable. It was a *lot* funnier than “Ghostbusters;” how can it not be when Spock learns and properly applies the term “horsesh!t” in reference to something McCoy says, or using The Beastie Boys as a weapon of mass destruction. I laughed my ass off at that bit.
As with all of the NuTrek movies, there are some logic problems. The Enterprise is now three years into it’s 5-year mission, hell and gone away from home. And yet they easily find themselves near the Yorktown, which is a new starbase. Which would be ok, except that this Starbase is much more impressive than Spacedock. It’s more like something the Galactic Empire would build. If the Enterprise is Way Out There, should they be, you know… Way The Hell Out There BEYOND Every Damned Body, rather than right next to a massive Federation engineering project?
About the Yorktown: it is a *funky* design for a space station. It is, to be blunt, roughly the sort of thing that I would have thrown into *my* sci-fi as the sort of project built by a bunch of rich artsy types who are trying to show off. It makes substantial use of the apparent ease with which the Federation can manipulate gravity.
The movie dealt with the fact that Nimoy died in a good, logical and appropriate manner. McCoy and Scottie seemed to get more screen time than before; Karl Urban continues to kick substantial ass in getting McCoy just right. Especially his little freakout after being transported by a 100-year-old transporter. Snerk. And giving Spock hell for… well, a gift that Spock gave Uhura that McCoy points out has some questionable connotations. That one scene made me laugh more than the entirety of “Ghostbusters.”
At one point there is a throwaway reference to a “glowing green space hand” having snatched a starship. If you stick around during the credits, there is, as with the previous two NuTrek flicks, a “tour” through some bizarre planetary systems, and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it view of a Glowing Green Space Hand.
Not perfect, but much better than “Into Darkness.”