Got to see the movie.
Personally. I liked them taking the classic stories and twisting them. The opening scene being an ep from the series if I remember right. How Praxis is shown to be already destroyed. etc
How they handled Khan i enjoyed as well. for a time it seemed liked they might have changed it to where Khan becomes the good guy. But no, sadly as I wouldn't have minded that. but it would have been too hard to swallow that much change in the universe for some.
It was predictable at times. I knew Pike was going to die the second he made Kirk his first officer. and since they showed the tribble scene earlier once the wrath of death death sequence started I knew he was going to die and be brought back with that. but I still enjoyed how they did. was still a well performed scene.
Overall is a really fun movie. I loved it alot.
My main gripe though is the trailers. the hand on the glass scene was shown in the trailers. also the ship crashing in the water scene. though with that they messed with you by making you think it was the enterprise. Also, they tried so hard to deny this was going to be about Khan (much like how they denied Talia was going to be in the Dark Knight Rises). then undermined themselves with the death scene hinted at in the trailers. they should have just embraced the fact Khan was going to be in it and used that.
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