Although it was a well-acted film with nice performances, man it was stupid as hell. O HAI lets stop the drilling of earth by blowing up the drill...yet they didn't think to do that before Vulcan was pulped. Instead, they had to drop kirk and sulu manually onto the platform.
O HAI, I'm young james t kirk who tries to outrun a flying vehicle by driving my dad's car off of a cliff.
I am also the same james t kirk who is smuggled onto the enterprise, and rather than being tossed into the brig, manages to successfully warn them of impending doom by logic so flimsy it begs belief.
Let alone the whole mining ship from 120 years in the future capable of pwning entire warship fleets. It is also covered in gratuitous spikes, is ten times bigger than warships, and seems to have a boatload of advanced photon torpedos. Plus, the whole "Romulans are really grungy guys with tattoos" kick.
O HAI I'm spock, but don't tell other me because of paradoxes. No wait, I lied just to get you two to become friends, despite me in the end telling you I lied so you two would become friends.
Hi, I am spock who is a trained, logical starfleet officer considered once of the highest in my generation. I can be easily punked off of my command in 3 minutes by Matt Damon asking if I feel stuff. I am emotionally compromised, yet James T Kirk, who lost his father by the same person, and who's whole argument to spock before spock iced him was to go after the ship for revenge, isn't.
Just so much suspension of belief is possible before the movie becomes a farce. What the hell did Uhuru see in Spock? They never interact before, and then suddenly she is kissing him in the lift?
I'm not even talking about normal trek screw-ups. Sending sulu and kirk down to disbale a platform is fine, because in the old series they'd do the same thing, despite instead having a trained security staff on the vessel you'd think that would specialize in such things. Just like dumb crap. Spock can't tell himself about his existence, because of the friendship being required, but oh hell, lets just radically alter the timeline by telling scotty how to discover transporting objects onto warping vessels maybe BILLIONS of miles away years in advance.
J.J abrams needs to quit the strobes and shakycams too. That whole red matter imploding thing was killer on the eyes. And also DURRRRRR we know detonating red matter creates a singularity which transforms into a black hole, so lets just STAND STILL, watch it happen, and then get sucked in.
I wasn't keen on the idea of a remake, but I was willing to suspend feeling and go watch it with family, but man, I didn't expect it to be so absurd.