Star Trek XI has released and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive.
At Rotten Tomatoes, Star Trek XI has a 96% positive rating with reviews coming from magazine, newspaper and website critics. (Spoilers ahead)
Reporting from Time Magazine, Mary Pols claims that “The New Star Trek Movie: It Will Leave Fans Beaming.” Pols begins by saying that “After 43 years, our relationship with the franchise had grown so familiar and worn that we’d quietly moved into separate bedrooms. If we’d had the energy, we might have signed divorce papers. Nonetheless, every few years, the Franchise put on a new outfit and twirled around hopefully. This usually won it some new admirers, although those of us who remembered the deep past most fondly were less enamored of its new permutations. We wished the Franchise no ill will, but at the same time we occasionally thought: Give it a rest, darling, you’re showing your age.”
But after seeing the movie, Pols is more enthusiastic. “Director J.J. Abrams‘ version of Star Trek…catapults us into the Land Before Star Trek Began with a brisk, joyous romp that makes us consider renewing those vows.”According to Peter Travers at Rolling Stone, summer has “officially hit warp speed with Star Trek, a burst of pure filmmaking exhilaration.”