Written May 21, 2013
I loved this movie so much, I had to go see it again. The story line continues to follow the original series, while also allowing for variations due to the return of future spock in the 2009 film. The graphics were absolutely amazing and breath taking, and the story had me completely emotionally engaged. If you enjoy Star Trek, this film is a must-see!
Written May 30, 2013
This second movie of the "new" Star Trek series was even better than the first for people like me who grew up with the stories of the Star Ship Enterprise. The characterizations of the crew members are terrific. The series also has appeal for younger viewers, especially with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the character of Khan - my seventeen year old daughter wanted to see the movie because she is a fan of Cumberbatch from the "Sherlock" series. High points for me included Uhuru speaking in Vulcan with a team of Vulcan warriors, and - of course - a warp core breach that Kirk heroically fixes before the Enterprise is destroyed. This is not great art, but it is great fun.
Written May 19, 2013
This was a very action packed and exciting movie. Was very good at showing how good the story line is hope they make another one soon.
Written May 27, 2013
Commendations to the crofters: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, and J. J. Abrams.
These incredible storytellers wove a sumptuous tale that delights & surprises. Authentic & true to the long-running storyline...STID surprises with fresh & unique twists rendered from the cloth of classic Star Trek icons.
Congratulations to all involved with this incredible film...genius.
Written May 20, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness, the second film in JJ Abrams' reboot of the franchise, continues the action & excitement generated by the first installment in 2009. The entire cast returns and builds on the chemistry established in the first film. Pine & Quinto are great as Kirk & Spock, Zoe Soldana kicks butt as Uhura and Simon Pegg & Karl Urban once again shine as Scotty and Dr McCoy. But the addition of Benedict Cumberpatch as... John Harrison is a huge upgrade as the film's main villain over Eric Bana's rather forgettable Nero in the first film. Cumberpatch dominates the screen in every scene he's in. Pine, Quinto, Urban, et al are all fine actors, but Cumberpatch raises the bar at every opportunity. The special effects and action are top notch and the plot, although set in the 23rd century, echoes events in our current times. If you're a Trek fan, you probably don't need any encouragement to go see this movie, but even if you're not, it's worth checking out.