Trek movie that combine two generations of Trek together with Malcolm McDowell lighting the movie up as a villain and some slick effects. But, it is gruesomely uninspired script-wise with William Shatner coming out of the movie as the everlasting hero while Patrick Stewart seem like an old moralistic preacher. The ending is a spit in the face as it seems necessary to kill the old in order to embrace the new.
2.5 Pretty weak. With a particular silly ending. All that running and shooting around that ramp is visually underwhelming for a SF movie. Kirk's death is so feeble compared to Spock's farewell in Wrath of Khan. And I don't want to see Christmas trees in Star Trek!
A little old, a little new. It felt very much like an extended episode of TNG, just with a lot more going for it in terms of cinematography and especially lighting (which sometimes seemed excessive). The plot had a lot going for it. As with all movies involving time travel, you wonder why characters don't make better choices. There's a lot to digest, but it wasn't nearly as bad as I was lead to believe it would be.