And, hopefully, stay there.
…it is simply not reasonable for a 19-year old punk to be plucked off the Iowa plains, given a prized appointment to Starfleet Academy, immediately promoted above all of his upper classmates, and then immediately commissioned as not only a junior officer, but a captain — and then given command of a major vessel. This is stupid and asinine, and was only written because it makes 14-year old girls swoon.
Star Trek might attract 14-year old girls, but it should not be written with that as its primary goal.
While I thought the movie was enjoyable, to a point, I was completely annoyed with the incessant reflections on the bridge of the Enterprise, and found the video-game-like battle scenes to be tiring after, say, 10 - 15 seconds. Critics claim that the standard Star Trek series / movies are dull banter. Well - yeah - what did you expect? It’s Star Trek!