The long awaited sequel to JJ Abrams reimagined Star Trek 2009 film. Liked it? Yes and No. I unfortunately listed to a review of the movie on the radio before I saw it and that sort of messed up my enjoyment of the film. Never, never listen or read a review of a film right before you see it. I do occasionally check out the percentage of likes of critics and viewers on Rotten Tomatoes as I feel that is a better indicator of what the film is like. Overall it is not a bad sequel but once the twist is revealed you do feel as if the writers took the easy road out. That being said I like the look and feel of the film the relationships and dialog between the characters is the absolute best part about this film. What amazes me is that several of my co-workers who grew up on Star Trek and are fans of the series just don't get that while this franchise is set before Gene Rodenberry's initial series and the movies it is an alternative timeline. Nero's coming into the past and killing Kirk's father was a clue as well as Captain Pike being Kirk's mentor and the planet Vulcan blowing up killing Spock's mother in the process. Even after seeing this movie my co-workers don't get it. I just hope for the third film JJ Abrams does a 180 and gives us a fresh new story.
Yes, go see it, it is fun. Spock and Uhura are great together and Simon Peg as Scotty is always a joy to watch.