I personally loved the film, am not a basher, and happily let all the scruples fly by without spoiling my enjoyment of the film (Kirk's promotion, the redmatter McGuffin) and I also thought without exception all of the performances were terrific, everyone gave it their all. But I do have some issues with how the Characters were portrayed, sometimes out of character or in some cases way off: Kirk: Is exempt from this exorcise because the time-line change fundamentally altered his life from the start. Sarek: Since when was Sarek a supportive, warm pointy eared Atticus Finch? All this guff about choosing you own life and stuff? No, he's supposed to disappointed by Spock's decisions! It's fundamental to Spock's quiet rebelliousness. Spock: "Angry teen" was never a term I assosicated with Spock, a character whose cool, logic and calm was always what made him him. This Spock is bitchy to the Vulcan Council and thoroughly pissed off when Kirk cheats his programme (which displays a very human pettiness) Spock is all emotion throughout the beginning of the film. After his planet is destroyed his out of characterness is justifiably a result of the timeline change. But still having him smirk as he suggests they kill someone is not spock...sorry it isn't. Uhura: in relation to Spock I found irritating. I don't mind them getting smoochy, it's part and parcel of Doctor Who style makeover, but the inference that spock would assign her to the Enterprise because they were having it off when he was her teacher is a bit...cheap. It makes her look like a slutty careerist and him look like a dirty old man. The unnecessary "bj" reference didn't help.