sucky Star Trek reboot, I assumed the series would get better. It didn't, the second installment in the series is much worse. If you are a fan of the Star Trek canon, do yourself a favor and don't see this movie. Once seen, it cannot be unseen.
The best analogy for this film is Transformers 3, a terrible movie consisting of one long action sequence with less plot holding it together than a porno. The critics hated that movie, giving it a score of 36% on Rotten Tomatoes. But, like porno, it's the low-brow entertainment that people want, making Transformers 3 the fifth highest grossing movie of all time (over $1-billion).
Similarly, this new Star Trek likewise is less a movie and more a spectacle. If you like lots of noise, shiny big things crashing into other big things, and men grunting at each other, then you'll like this movie. But, if you want to think, you'll hate it.
Star Trek 2 takes the low-brow concept even further. The unoriginal plot is just pulled bit by bit from the more famous episodes and movies in the Star Trek canon. It's designed to stroke your ego, making you think you are intelligent because you recognize what's going on. And that's the biggest problem: this new movie not only craps all over the Star Trek series as a whole, but over many of your favorite parts in particular.
Verdict: avoid like plague