So, before I rant away, I have to mention: the fact that it doesn't line up, continuity wise, with the original Star Trek kind of bothers me. If the Leonard Nemoy!Spock had just said that Kirk's father was dead in his version of time, it would have been fine. But like, the whole "let's destroy Vulcan and Spock's mommy" part totally doesn't align properly and it bothers me because it's not technically a prequel to the series because of the discontinuity. COME ON GUYS, WHY WOULD YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. But either way, I still loved most of it, that part just irked me a little.
I have to say, anyone who sees this movie without seeing the original Star Trek is missing out. I squee'd so many times that normal people wouldn't... XD;;; And waiting for everyone to show up and stuff was amazing... it reminded me why I watch OVAs and prequels and sequels... because seeing everyone I know and love always makes me squee. XD;;; And they were all so ADORABLE. All the baby Vulcans at the beginning were sooooo cute. *_____* Baby Spock especially. He was entirely filled with aww and squee. But my favourite: BABY CHEKHOV WAS SO ADORABLE OMFG. Young Sulu was pretty adorable, too [tangent: I find it amusing that when the original was made, they didn't know what brand of Asian, so to speak, Sulu was, so they gave him a "generic Asian sounding name" and then later decided he was Japanese and named him Hikaru. So yes. Technically, his last name is "suru". XD;;;; This makes me lol.] And there was this adorable moment when Sulu and Chekhov just looked at each other and grinned and squeeeee yes I totally ship those two, stfu.
As for the plot and stuff, it was all really good. I don't have much to comment on because, hey, it was an action movie, and it was filled with action. For those of you who know how I am in movies, I had my eyes covers approximately 30% of the time, so that's a bit of an indicator as to how much was really suspenseful or potentially really violent (I don't know if it actually was, because my eyes were closed, lulz.) The "red matter" kind of filled the camp requirement for the movie (it is Star Trek after all) and I was kind of amused, if for nothing else, because they kept calling it "the red matter" the entire time. Also, Romulus is the name of my cat and therefore that had me giggling just a little bit. XD;;; I was waiting for Pike to get messed up more than he did, because in the Menagerie arc of the original series, he's like, semi-veggie, but they never did that. Oh well. Whatever.
... I didn't get the thing with Uhura and Spock because that was totally never in the series. Uhura wasn't quite that kickass in the series, either, but... it's all good. Besides,
Anyway, overall, I really enjoyed the movie. It was really good, and I recommend it a lot!
... yay inappropriate icon. XD;;;;