Written August 22, 2014
Like its predecessors, some Trek movies are hits and some are not. This falls into the latter category. It was not just poorly written, it is wrong. The original Trek had a cheesy sets, but the stories had interesting characters, new species in various stages of development, boldly going where no one has gone before. Darkness 3-D has amazing effects. The actors perfectly channel the originals (especially McCoy); There were all the cute tributes to the original. However, its obvious that the writers didn't respect Trek mythology. Go back to the Star Logs!. Viewers are asked to go back to where they have been before and accept needless story changes making the future illogical They adulterate the Captain Pike story. The villain is miscast. No way Benedict would later morph into one of Trek's most formidable foes. The original cast would have been forearmed A scene calls for one of the characters to sacrifice himself plagiarizing STIII. See Iron Man III again.
Written January 31, 2015
Despite a few instances of retreading TOS cliches, Abrams has proven the retooled franchise really works and will survive. Cumberbatch is spectacular, and the other actors have captured the spirit of their predecessors.
Written January 26, 2015
Great movie! Lots of action with stunning special effects. I literally sat on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. In my opinion Benedict Cumberbatch is one of those great British actors ranking with Sir Laurence Olivier. Mr. Cumberbatch's "quiet" scenes were riveting, but he was spectacular in the action shots, moving with the grace of a sublime dancer. It will be interesting to see what roles he tackles in the future...I'll be watching!
Written February 28, 2015
The second Star Trek had nearly non-stop action. I was glued to my seat. 3D quality was better than others I've seen. I found myself dodging things coming at me. LOL Definitely a must see movie.
Fandango said I'd get a free download for the 2009 version in my email but I've gotten nothing from them since I saw it Friday. Maybe they're just running late. I hope it comes through.
Written March 03, 2015
Let me begin by saying I have watched all of the Star Trek movies (old and new) so I had high expectations for this one. There were some issues with storyline and some of the plot made no sense, but overall, I would recommend this movie to most people. I like the actors, I liked the special effects, and I enjoyed the idea of the movie immensely. I'd give it a solid 3 out of 4 stars.