No thread about this? I searched and searched. A bit surprised.
First of all, let me say I really enjoyed the movie. But it does have issues.
First of all, it's great to see the crew back together. Unfortunately, this is an all-to-brief occurrence because the plot demands for some of them to break off again. It does make me sad we can't follow this crew week to week in a show, because all around they are fantastic and really do such a great job of inhabiting their roles.
I enjoyed Cumberbatch a ton, playing
All that being said. I loved Uhura in this. Loved the action set pieces. Loved the main villain. Loved Scotty. Loved Sulu's moment. If anyone is sort of poorly served, it's probably Chekov. So even though there were about two moments that broke the spell, and made the whole a bit weaker than the 2009 movie... there was a lot to like here.
If anything, I really want the movies to forge their own path now. That's not to say, given the ending, that I wouldn't mind