At the movies: Star Trek

Star Trek: 3

I saw this on opening weekend and am just getting around to reporting on it. I enjoyed the casting and the premise of a complete reboot of the series.

I'm not so happy with the story. Time travel is a well-worn crutch and should be used carefully. The fact that the villain just sat around plotting his revenge instead of saving his planet, was annoying. I can see the need for time travel if they wanted to get Old Spock into the cast. They should have done something better with it, though.

The animal on the ice planet was not well integrated into the area. Why had it not attacked the Federation installation?

The fact that Kirk landed very close to where Spock was hiding was just too pat.