The first graf of Ebert's review of the new Star Trek movie makes me worry that my fears about the franchise being turned into a loud, annoying action movie are all too founded:
“Star Trek” as a concept has voyaged far beyond science fiction and into the safe waters of space opera, but that doesn’t amaze me. The Gene Roddenberry years, when stories might play with questions of science, ideals or philosophy, have been replaced by stories reduced to loud and colorful action. Like so many franchises, it’s more concerned with repeating a successful formula than going boldly where no “Star Trek” has gone before.
And that was exactly what I told everyone who asked me what I thought of the trailer: Star Trek is not, at heart, an action story, and I am tired of it being shoved relentlessly in that direction. Then again, the original series was the product of a peculiar moment in time and a specific outlook that you probably couldn't duplicate today even if you wanted to, so perhaps what we have now is the Trek we deserve.
I'll still see it; I just don't have high hopes for it being more than eye candy (shilling for nose candy).