Ann Hornaday, movie critic of The Washington Post,
gave a short but glowing, rave review of the movie today on Tony Kornheiser's radio show. She brought up an interesting point, too. To paraphrase her, this movie is also a prequel because the story is still about the growth and shaping of the characters into the people we knew from TOS. We've yet to see them at their best. She's looking forward to a third movie with a stronger story that challenges the characters in full form.