And for me that's the big problem with it. It feels like a bunch of kids playing at spaceships, the characters aren't convincing. Spock isn't too bad and Peter Weller does a reasonable job as the admiral. Some of the characters (Scotty in particular) are just too silly to take seriously.
Ok, so it's not a serious film, but the problem is that it has a feel of a high budget comedy that isn't funny. Everyone is trying to keep a straight face, but the audience doesn't get what they find funny.
What the film does deliver however is an audio visual treat. It looks stunning and sounds superb and to be fair it's worth watching for the spectacle of it alone. It drags on a little bit, but not too much. I didn't like it, but I was entertained by it. I was glad I rented rather than bought it though.
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organisation has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Pioneering director J.J. Abrams delivers the explosive action thriller Star Trek Into Darkness, following on from the international box office success of Star Trek in 2009. Featuring a stellar cast including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Alice Eve, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Bruce Greenwood, Noel Clarke and Peter Weller.