Chuck’s review published on Letterboxd :
After the release of Star Trek in 2009, of course there was going to be a sequel. Continuing on from the alternate timeline established in the previous film, they went boldly where... well... to be honest, where they've kind of been before.
If you've followed Star Trek as long as I have, you'll recognize character names (and some scenes) from 1982's Star Trek II. While still an enjoyable trek, I think they "borrowed" a little too much from the 1982 film. Older fans will say, "Oh, this again?" Newer fans may need to watch the old movie to get the references. The Leonard Nimoy cameo was a nice touch (always good to see him).