Star Trek ★★½


After a very promising start, this very much falls apart in a mess of its own lens flare. JJ Abrams seems to pay far more attention to making things look pretty than to creating a coherent plot and identifiable characters.

Chris Pine is boring from the start and Zachary Quinto becomes boring by about halfway through. The other characters are so sketchily drawn that they're hardly worth talking about. Simon Pegg is fun, but isn't given nearly enough screen time.

After a pacy, fun opening half hour, this sags in the middle and never quite recaptures its magic.

But hey, the sequel has Cumberbatch.