I am not and will never be a Trekkie but I do enjoy the storytelling of J.J. Abrams. This one’s pretty much guaranteed to keep you glued to your seat, even when the Enterprise is going at warp speed.
This is not the Jay Gatsby I love, this is not the Nick Carraway I love, this is not the Daisy Buchanan I love. Visually stimulating, though, and I guess that’s enough for movie as opposed to book audiences.
The dialog—not so terrific. But who cares? So-so acting. Who cares? Because the crew is "family" and the action is fast & furious.
This might give you a hangover. Maybe there's something to be said for screenwriters since the screenwriters of the original weren't involved in this one.
Will Smith is taking care of, and working with, his boy and I'm all for that. The audience I saw the film with cheered at the end. I continue not to be a huge M. Night Shyamalan fan.
Clever and well written until the final act which coulda/shoulda been sharper.