“Neither disastrous misfire nor bold reinvention, J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek ultimately works as an entertaining diversion and little more. For that reason alone, it might strike some as a success in the face of impossible expectations. But it’s really just an average accomplishment. The movie simultaneously reveals Abrams’s directorial strengths and weaknesses: He can craft sensational action sequences and tell an immersive story, but not at the same time. As a result, Star Trek soars for 45 minutes before devolving into a familiar spectacle, albeit an impressive one.” — from Eric Kohn‘s recently-posted review on movingpicturesmagazine.com.