I'm just finishing up May 18, 2009, which has Anthony Lane's review of Star Trek. Normally I really like Mr. Lane's dry British wit and snark. This time around, not so much, where I feel he is unreasonably obnoxious about both the franchise and the fans.
While I do agree that Kirk's character could have been downloaded from a software prgram entitled "Make Your Own Annoying Rebel," I definitely took exception to this bit:
(Regarding the alternate reality)
It's effect here is to saddle us with two Mr. Spocks, one from the vulnerable present and one from the comforting future, and its main purpose, I suspect is to drag in Leonard Nimoy, who these days makes Bela Lugosi look like Zac Efron, and thus insure that all the "Star Trek" scholars in the audience will have to hurry home and change their underwear.
That's what I call unwarranted.