James T. Kirk, as an Iowa 10-year old, bails out of a sportscar shortly before it goes into what looks like The Grand Canyon. In Iowa. Yes. Iowa.
I liked The Iowa Shipyards (it's a long, long story) and I liked Kirk's adventures on
I suspect that we'll see some unfortunate fashion victims sporting Romulan-style tattoos in the next few months.
There is a major, gaping plothole involving existence of the planet Romulus. The movie also loses one grade point for having a self-congratulatory ending. (Self-congratulatory ending - a tiresome movie device where the heroes of a movie gather in front of a large group, and are applauded by the rest of the cast, many of whom nod approvingly. In this case, it happens in a courtroom/tribunal room. It makes weak-minded audience members want to applaud the heroes also. Old Vulcan mind trick, I think.)
I don't know why, but the other classic 1960's sci-fi series, "Lost In Space", made use of a similar time travel plot when it went to the big screen. With similar plotholes.
The movie has a great cast, some great fight and battle scenes, and several bucketloads of cheesy, over-the-top dialogue for the fans of the TV series.
Overall, I'd give it a high 7 or a low 8.
While I was looking around for other info on the movie, I found this gem of a parody. It started off as the Ashton Kutcher/Demi Moore pledge to serve our current president. Yeah, politicians are no longer the hired help. We're their servants.