I'm a Star Trek fan (indeed, I'm keen on pretty much anything with the word "Star" in the title!), but I know that the ST movies can and have been a bit hit and miss. Indeed, roughly 50% of them have been...silly! So I wasn't holding out for much for this one...
And rightly so.
The story line is ok, it was a clever device plot to put the franchise on an alternate reality so they don't have to stick to the original time line/story plots, but my biggest beef about this movie was the production values - they couldn't be bothered with half the sets.
- The bridge? Cool (apart from those annoying lens flares).
- The sick bay? OK, nothing much to write home about, but OK.
- Engineering? Rubbish! All they did was get a warehouse and fill it with pipes!
It's like, "Right the bridge looks good, but we can't really be bothered with the rest, just hire a big empty space and fill it with stuff."
And its not as if the stuff they filled it with actually looks like it should be in a star ship. It looks more like the storage warehouse for some mining operation. I mean they didn't have anything that looked even vaugly like an engine. Just lots of pipes going no where in particular.
Actually, the 'engineering' set reminded me of the Tardis - much bigger than would seem right for the inside of a ship!
Even the 'starship corridor' looked like the inside of a parking building, complete with paint flaking off concrete walls.
All in all...rubbish!
And Kirk, who's fresh out of the Academy gets the captaincy of the Federation's flag ship after his first outing in space? Oh please! It's like an ensign rocking up to the bridge of a Nimitz class super carrier, directing a successful operation with the ship's assets (the carrier air wing in this case) while the admiral pops out for...I dunno, a cup of tea or something, and then hands over the entire ship, the flag ship of the carrier battle group no less, to this newbie.
And so, in conclusion, the more I think about Star Trek 11, the less I like it.
Still, Scottie and Chekov were funny!