From the moment the movie begins, so does the action and it never lets up. However, this movie has more than just incredible and intense action, it also pays homage to the series of old. Sure, they wanted to bring us a Trek for the 21st century, but they also realized that they needed to respect the source material and fans of a series that has been around more than 40 years. However, you don't need to know much about Star Trek to enjoy this movie. Each character has been given a background and history that lets you know a little something about each one. There's a lot to be told in an origin movie and it is handled deftly by both the writers and the director.
The Visual Effects are excellent except for too many lens flare effect, which I don't understand why it was their may be they are trying to hide mistakes.
Second most disappointing thing was the Fictitious Red Matter:
Oh my God, I can see them sitting around a table saying, "Well, we can't use anti-matter, they'd never believe that one, and maybe even Dark Matter would be laughed at today, if we tried to use it as we intend... I'VE GOT IT! We'll call it RED MATTER! No one's EVER used that one! So we can carry a big blob of it around, extract a drop with a HYPODERMIC NEEDLE, and STILL use it to cause a Singularity and a subsequent Black Hole! Yeah, THAT'S plausible, without us ever having to explain anything! Brilliant!" I suspect that the only Star Trek these geniuses ever watched was the much maligned 'Alternative Factor' episode. This 'plot device' (this was so bad, even Clarke's Third Law can not provide cover for it) is totally unbelievable, even when compared to a warp driven star ship.
Enough for the laughs, the red matters comes into action for short times though the story , seems to be fast (specially if you have seen the original Startrek series) though the action keeps you intact with the seats till the end.
One of my favorite scene is when Spocks sees another Vulcan thinking as if his father and calls him Dad, and in reply The other Vulcan who is also Spock from Future of alternate reality says I am not our father. Unfortunately we are left so few that I cannot ignore other Vulcan.
After Nero(Romulan) destroyed the whole planet of Vulcans very few survived and they are considered to be endangered species.
I hope you too sit back and watch the movie. Space is the next frontier.