Just watched this on Blu-ray. For its time the visual effects are amazing. The story is interesting. Unfortunately the pacing of the movie is like watching a tree sloth. Too much time is spent at nearly every point of the movie. Some of these scenes make sense, like the unveiling of the new enterprise. But other scenes just drag on. You are left asking over and over, "Are we there yet?" Additionally the costume designs for nearly everything is appalling. Earth tones, cream blues? What were they thinking? Putting all this aside the character development is pretty good, as is the acting. This is a film for hardcore fans. If nothing else it is a cinematic masterpiece for its era. Worth watching once, then about every 5 years if you're a true fan of Star Trek.