Saw it in 3D--first movie I've ever seen in 3D. Really, and I hated it. It reminds me of those old "3D" video games like Doom where there's depth, sort of, but everything is still conspicuously flat. It's distracting. The worst part was that the whole screen was significantly dimmer than it should have been. And either there was something wrong with the setup I watched, or the 3d occasionally makes parts of the picture blurry.
As for the movie, it was better than the first one, but still really shallow. Again they had to ramp everything up "to eleven," and again the plot oscillated between being absurd and nonsensical. I liked the way everybody had something to do, though, but man did it drag on. And I thought Kirk might have an arc or something, but then, nopeWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
...he decides to do whatever the hell he wants just like he did at the beginning. The only reason he doesn't lose his command for good is because he kills the guy who could take it away (who turns out to be homicidal for no apparent reason.)