The character development was just FANTASTIC! Each one of the bridge crew had a moment to shine. It was the Kirk, Spock, and Uhura show, but that worked well. Carol Marcus was a strong woman character. Cumbervillain was amazingly complex, you don't know if he's good or bad at first. Scotty and McCoy were great as the comedic relief. Sulu was kick ass. Chekov has really grown up!
The music was very rousing, there was just one moment where I thought the music was a bit distracting, but that is just me being nitpicky.
Spock's emotional development was great to watch. There was one scene where I was SO PROUD of Zach! There were so many great K/S moments, it was UNREAL! They gaze at each other a LOT. :) Well, mostly it is Kirk staring at Spock, but you know :P
Of course, I'm a Kirk girl and Chris was very hot, especially when he wears a wetsuit. Kirk's character matures over the course of the movie, which made me really happy.
I can't wait to see fanfics incorporating something called "Section 31".
Let me know what you guys thought of the movie, but please no major spoilers! If you want to talk about major spoilers, just message me. Thanks!