It was a perfectly acceptable reboot, I thought. I’ll tell Jack it’s definitely not his father’s Star Trek, but it was entertaining. I thought the cast did a pretty good job of putting their own mark on their characters while still giving little nods to previous performers (the Bones was a bit creaky, but then Bones *is* a bit creaky, so I don’t know that it’s fair to be overly critical).
I do have one serious complaint, however. To J.J. – Dude, this isn’t television. People aren’t watching this on their HD DVR and taking screen captures and pointing out ridiculous little details on fanzone sites. It’s a movie. You don’t need to barf that much detail in your CGI’d special effects… we can’t really see it. For example… that alien bugaboo monster with the “John Carpenter’s The Thing”-style mouth that spent its 30 seconds of screen time gesticulating and gyrating like a squid on a hot plate? Ease off on the hi-res spastic effects, please. Especially if you’re going to shoot the sequel. Your ship-to-ship combat sequences were okay, but we really didn’t need to see *that* much debris. I know you’re not a “fan” (you took great pains to repeat that during filming in a way that annoyed everybody that loved the series), but take two hours out and watch Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The battle between the Enterprise and the Reliant is *still* the best space combat sequence put on film.
Aside from that complaint, I thought you did a pretty good job for a starting film in a reboot. It’s not the starting film that’s going to get you, though… now you need to make the next one better than this one. Wishing you luck.