This is not quite your fathers Star Trek but it wants to be! I can say that as my dad was a huge fan of the original so I grew up a Trekkie. It starts out like one of the very early Star Trek movies, too focused on special effects, in the middle it’s a bit more JJ Abrams like and then it morphs into more of the original TV show. In the beginning, the ensemble feels disjointed and as though there is a lot of mugging. The actors haven’t quite settled into their roles and owned their parts. The breakout hit for me is Sofia Boutella. She was fantastic as Jaylah and I would hope they consider adding her in as a regular. Perhaps I approached it with too much expectation or the theater wasn’t just right for the film – it needs surround sound and most likely 3D. As we feel obligated to the franchise, see it the right way so you become enveloped in the film. Date night, sure.