I saw it today and I thought it was better than the first one. It definitely had some annoying plot holes (some mentioned by Bill and a few more that weren't), but then I remembered this is Star Trek (famous for remodulating something at the last minute to save everyone) coupled with Damon Lindelof (arguably the laziest writer alive) and you get what you get....a decent popcorn flick.Agreed. I thought this was a fun movie. What I think doesn't bode well for Abrams' SW7 is the fans are ALREADY sharpening the knives, and there is basically nothing done on it yet. This movie was fun, it looked good, and it was entertaining, and meant to be enjoyed by the masses without 50 years of cannon bearing down on it. It was as good as a few of the Trek features past, and better than more than a few of them. Movies are not TV shows, so one should not expect the depth or methodical nature when seeing a movie. The filmmakers don't have 200 episodes to flesh out a character, they have 2 hours.
I just hope that When JJ Abrams screens Episode VII, the lightsabers aren't causing so many damn lens flares!