Saw it Saturday and loved it. A film that understands Trek's core appeal -- the characters and their relationships. Heart and humor, humor and heart. No surprise that it's a big hit. Almost everything works just right. Trek history isn't trashed, but the new stuff is genuinely fresh instead of handcuffed with baggage. The movie is visually fun without being a slave to effects. A five-star movie.
Still, I gotta ask: The plot hinges on a time-travel paradox and isn't that just a tiny bit disappointing? Even when well done, must that always be the crux and the crutch?