Saw the next big installment of this resurgent franchise last Sunday, and to be honest... it was pretty cool. I liked it. Had a nice twist (that I kinda saw coming, despite all the attempts to deflect such suspicions) and showed that this new canon is it's own creature (much to the apparent chagrin of some of the more hardcore Trek-fans). The destruction of Vulcan in the last film has had some definite (sensible) repercussions (some of which don't become apparent till later in the film) on the Federation.
Kirk and Spock's friendship gets to develop more, at least from Spock's perspective (he always hit me as a bit confused by Kirk's sudden change in attitude towards him in the last film).
Benedict Cumberbatch shines as the villainous mastermind John Harrison. But as you could probably deduce from the trailers, there's MUCH more to him than meets the eye. Hope Benedict keeps his hairstyle from this, as it looks really good on him... much better than his frizzy curly Sherlock hair (IMHO).
We finally get to see the official entry of the Klingons into the world of this new continuity, and while it's a brief moment, it's pretty neat. The one Klingon we get to fully see looks like a younger Chang from ST6
So overall an enjoyable movie. I'm probably in the minority, but oh well. It's happened before.