Old characters, new actors, and flashier visuals--that about sums up this year’s Star Trek
movie, which reintroduces younger versions of Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the crew. The plot is just an excuse for explosions and special effects, but the fun is in watching the old, familiar characters reintroduced--and in watching the explosions and special effects.
Recommended scene: Start in chapter 7, where Kirk, Sulu, and an expendable extra drop onto a floating platform and engage in hand-to-hand combat with Romulans. Stay through chapter 8, where…well, I can’t explain without a spoiler, but it’s big and impressive.