I went to see this on Wednesday and forgot to mention it. DO NOT call me a doofus for this oversight! Please remember that my brain is occupied right now in ways it’s not used to. (*ahem* job search 😉 )
When it was over, I really did think “wow! That was absolutely GREAT!” There were times when the younger Kirk and Spock looked so like their predecessors.
There was one part that I thought – that is so hokey but so Star Trek – When Kirk was being applauded for saving the universe and mankind as we know it (for the first time at any rate). Reminded me of another scene in another ST movie.