Chris Pine’s Capt. Kirk channels not Shatner, but Tom Cruise’s patented cocky lead from “Top Gun” and “Days of Thunder,” while Zachary Quinto conveys a much angrier Mr. Spock, who lacks any of the wry wit and gentleness of Leonard Nimoy’s
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original. Worst of all is Simon Pegg as chief engineer Scott, who simply plays him for lanky comic relief without a hint of the character’s engineering brilliance.
— Commentary: New movie not the ‘Star Trek’ I know – Salt Lake Tribune