Just got out and after a long walk & bus ride back home (It felt more like 2 minute when in fact it was a 45 minutes ride!), i could gather they ask us all finely devised questions and leave me with the superb conventional answer to think about;
* Is Nero really stuck on the horizon for near infinity because of the Earth mining attack or was it a lucky guess on Sulu's call? *
It's all subtle and substance, the silences, the punch lines, the pauses.
Winks & blinks by story. A bit confusing at first, but all comes together when Spock beams out of the Jellyfish or when Ambassador Spock comments on the timelines to Kirk... pay extra attention to Pike's situation when they try to figure out where the tiny red trigger is.
And actors (coherence, imaginative, simply nailed -- the Uhura tricks, in fact, were hypnotic.)
The Cinematics are like dominoes that kept falling or standing up from nowhere, pure energy. A blast.
The ship and specifically the bridge was the coolest gathering of flashy elements with purpose i have ever seen in any Sci-Fi (or otherwise threated as such) films if only by the immersive details, Tchekov & Scotty at these consoles is precisely what the NEW Trek is.
The hands, omg, the two hands cliff-drill-deck... never felt down, grabbed tighter than clinching for dear life.
Sure, it's action packed and it's an introduction and it's also fun... McCoy+Sulu, Uhura+Scotty -- we want their memories too -- one director & writers can only fit so much in two hours.
The transition is complete, Good Luck - no less.