I really enjoyed this movie! While some reviewers thought it was full of 'plot holes', I thought it we well done overall. The aspect that I thought carried through all three films was the crew growing or maturing and finding out about themselves and their place in the grand scheme of things. We know how they turn out, but how did they get there? You wouldn't ever dream of James T. Kirk questioning his desire to be the Captain since we know the character further into his Starfleet career. But, I liked how the movie brought up that question. The events in the movie hammered home his 'purpose' if you will,and answered the question he himself was asking. I also appreciated the 'props' given to the original cast/crew. It didn't seem out-of-place or forced into the story. A small bit is all it was, but more than enough.
Star Trek Beyond
The first leg of the USS Enterprise's five year mission takes them into uncharted territory. There the Enterprise is nearly destroyed and strands Kirk and his crew on a remote planet with no means of communication. Kirk must then work with the elements to reunite his crew and get back to Earth.