Beyond... well. It's a seven as a mindless action movie, a four as a sensible narrative and a two as a Star Trek movie. :)
It's a very good movie by any measure. It's fun, it looks great, the characters are spot on, the cast is doing great and the whole thing really feels like it could very well have been part of the old series with the original cast. Anyone who complains about it not being Trek is forgetting how often Trek really was just about following these characters on fun adventures. And Beyond does that perfectly.
**SPOILERS FOR BEYOND**
I'm not one of those "don't know what they want" Trek "purists", and I won't pour any kind of nostalgia over the many failures of the longest Trek history, I'll tell you that. I am, however, not just with the show since yesterday, I know what it's about and I know what I want from it. A meagre 20 years ago some magazines tried to tell me how the movie that I'd still rate second best of all would completely destroy Roddenberry's vision with all that cruelty and action. And it really, really didn't.
I liked Star Trek 2009, and I liked Into Darkness with the exception of its superhero Spock ending, but Beyond really was more of a yawn for me. The villains are weak, the action sequences don't make sense and the climaxes just have no payoff. Some doofus villain gets introduced with two sentences total, gets to tell a protagonist he killed her parents, they fight, I feel nothing, because there's nothing to feel. No emotion, nothing at all even though I liked that protagonist concept. Beyond is visually spectacular, they pulled off the dissolving Enterprise nicely even though it was stolen from Generations, and I'll gladly take more Jaylah in that fourth instalment. But that's it, really. It's not a bad movie, not a Star Trek X by a very long shot, but for me it fails to evoke an emotional response where better storytelling easily could have. Just my four cents. :)