So...went to see Star Trek last night and I liked it a lot. I thought it could have been cut in a couple of places (notably the water pipe scene), some of the silliness felt a little out of place, but apart from that I think it worked really well as a reimagining of the series.
Spock both the elder and the younger. I loved the little scene at the end.
The little nods to the series and previous films. Red shirt on the away team, and I think that was the worm from Wrath of Khan. (I am by no means a Star Trek buff).
I was a little worried after reading a couple of reviews that I wouldn't like Simon Pegg as Scotty but it was a case of expecting the worst and being pleasantly surprised I didn't think he did that bad.
And I didn't have a problem with elder Spock speaking the famous lines at the end of the movie I thought it was appropriate and fit in with the changed timeline.
I hope there will be future films featuring this cast and if I had a wishlist would like to see more banter between Spock and McCoy.
(Aside - I have finished The Lily Brand so will be posting my TBR review soon).