Written May 21, 2013
Really enjoyed the movie. It was a great story and the interesting thing about it is the ability to deal with something dealt with by the non-rebooted Kirk in a completely different manner. I liked the way it intertwined the old story with the new one. Great action and a must see. Planning on seeing it again, too!
Written May 25, 2013
In theory, the double feature looked like it would be a fun and unique viewing experience. I arrived at the theater two hours early (in costume, of course) expecting to jump in line for this "premier" event only to discover that there was no line as yet and that I was one of only 25 ticket holders. A mostly empty theater certainly took an edge off the thrill I had going into the experience. Then the 2009 film began...in 2D. The Double Feature was billed as a 3D event. Certainly less excitement and more frustration at this point. And yet, the kicker was yet to come. As you can see from the poster, Into Darkness was slated to begin at 12:01 am, and yet when my friends and I returned to the theater at 11:45, concessions in hand, the film had already started. Now I was mad. And utterly lost since we missed the first five minutes. Nothing about this evening was "as advertised." Bottom line, Fandango needs to get their Schtako together because the entire event was...(go to title).
Written May 17, 2013
First JJ Star Trek was amazing, game changing. I was so impressed and relieved at the infusion of fresh blood into the series. It had enough insider moments to please long term fans, but did not feel like a retread.
On to the second JJ Star Trek. Complete opposite of the first. This movie was nearly a remake- let alone retread and had a definite throw in everything and the kitchen sink feel to it. There is a lot of action. The acting is great. There were suspenseful moments. There were surprising moments, but it just want very good. So, why am I giving it a Go rating. I don't know. It wasn't terrible, there is a good bit out there that is worse and the performances really were top rate. I was disappointed, but I can see how others would enjoy it as funnish summer fun.
Written May 16, 2013
The Star Trek Movies were awesome but scheduling them to start at 9pm with an hour break in between was a poor choice. The number of attendees would have easily been double had the movies started earlier and had a shorter break between the two.
Written May 16, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness is a spectacularly fun, inventive and exciting new entry in this series. Filled with eye-popping effects and action, it matches the original in quality and surpasses any of the other Films in the Trek universe by far.
The best element of the 2009 reboot was how it cleverly wove itself into the Star Trek mythology while creating an alternate reality for itself so this new series could chart it's own path. Into Darkness continues that nod toward the series' history with quick one-line acknowledgments, props in the background and special appearances from the established universe.
Seeing both films back to back was a thrill an it was easy to see that the film makers carefully built upon the first to craft the second. In short, both films are fun and well worth their time. Into Darkness is a more than worthy successor to not only the first film, but the entire Star Trek canon.