4 stars (out of 4)
I was never a fan of the original Star Trek TV show and I don’t think I ever watched a single episode of The Next Generation or its many offshoots. But I LOVE these J.J. Abrams reboots.
Having watched some of the classic Trek shows in my childhood, I do remember the characters in a basic sense, but these reboots have built upon these characters in such a creative and engaging way. And I also love what the lead actors have done with their characters, an even more daunting task considering the responsibility they had to respect the original material.
I think the story in this outing is not as creative as in the first reboot movie, and I think they could have spent a little more time showing us the villain’s supposed dazzling intellect. But the filmmaker understandably chose to allocate more time to developing the other crew members and mining their relationships for emotional and comedic gold.
Can’t wait to see it again.