Soooo...I saw this last night.
Before I get started, let me say I was never a big Star Trek fan. And in this movie are references that, for those of us who are oblivious to the original series, we will miss entirely. Apparently they're meaningful for people who know what to look for, but for me not so much. That being said, I appreciate the fact that I didn't have to know what the moments of tribute were to enjoy pretty much every part of this movie.
First of all, Mr. Cumberbatch? Khan? Whatever you want to be called, if I could please have your voice and use it to lull me into deep, dreamy sleeps at night, I'd really appreciate it. Seriously, one of the best speaking voices I've ever heard. You barely sound real, you sound so good. And accompanied by an incredible ability at ass-kicking just makes me like you more.
Secondly, Enterprise crew? Aww, you all stayed together! You're all so lovely! And there are plenty of moments of hilarity interspersed with the angst and thrills, so if you want a little bit of everything out of a movie this is a good stop for you.
Thirdly, I don't know what the coming attractions are everywhere, but Joss Whedon has remade and modernized Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. He's cast Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg, among others. This is something I've just got to see.
And lastly, goddammit, you guys killed one of my favorite people! He doesn't have the biggest role in either of the Star Trek movies but I loved him, and you killed him. I know you needed a device for future "moments", but come on!!!
Okay, done now. Go see it. Huge fun.