I feel like it is. It's definitely larger in scope, heavier on action, and more toward the fantasy side like Star Wars is. Many reviews of the new Trek movies even made the comparison between the two, especially with Abrams now directing episode VII.
I know many have made the comparison but I don't see the Fantasy angle at all. It may be more action-oriented than before, but I wouldn't call that Star Wars, except that, in this regard, every movie in more like SW since 1977.