I thought the film was fantastic, better than the 2009 film which was a tough one to follow. I felt the standard of writing and acting was high I wish more films could handle the characters this well. It wasn't just a revenge story as feared, I liked the moral implication. It examined what Star Fleet was about a lot better than Star Trek Insurrection did.
The only disapointment was that there was no scene of Kirk sat in the captains chair with tribbles on his head and tribbles covering the bridge.