Written May 05, 2016
I can't decide if I'm just getting used to movies with lots of special effects or if the movie was "okay". The plot was fine, but there weren't too many moments of snappy interaction which was something I expected. Gosh the more I write the more it's "So-So". We saw this in 3-D and while it was okay, there wasn't anything that knocked your socks off. Actually several cheap 3-D effects were annoying, things coming at you that served no purpose but to be "in 3-D". Sound was okay but not dramatic, music was okay but not dramatic, fights were okay but not dramatic. Gosh. Go, it's Star Trek. But don't give yourself huge expectations and it was be "good".
Written May 27, 2016
Great Special Effects. Takes a little liberty from original lines just enough to keep these unique. As a closet Trekkie the gang I went with really enjoyed it!
Written May 01, 2016
This is a very good Star Trek movie. If you are familiar with the original series (and I am old enough to have seen it first run) and the original actors in the first 6 movies, you should find the retelling very clever in what they used and how they go about it. While some backstory may be missing, it is not worth cutting what they have and it runs at about a perfect length. I saw it in 3D and while non-intrusive it didn't really enhance the experience and I plan on going back to a regular theater to see it again. I can't imagine it being much better and hope it makes enough to keep the series going in theaters with these actors. A+. Slight spoiler alert. It happened so fast but I am sure I heard the name Mudd as a passing reference during the movie. Has no bearing to the plot really but thought it was a very good shout out to the old series. Correct me if I am wrong.
Written May 28, 2016
The revelation of the true identity of the villain was great! loved the reversal from 'Wrath of Khan' with Kirk being the one who takes the radiation, and Spock on the outside of the glass. It is sooo eerie to see be able to see this cast 'aging' into the original cast-marvelous actors pre-creating the franchise. Only thing that could have been better-if Ricardo Montalban were alive to see this incarnation of Khan. Loved how they even squeezed a Tribble in! Oh, and all you fellow Dr. Who fans-did you catch the connection?
Written June 29, 2016
This was a light-weight film. I must admit I'm not a Trekkie in any way, but I found this film quite entertaining. I saw it in Real 3D, and I'm glad I did. I didn't get eye strain or a headache, as I frequently do in IMAX. The acting overall was quite good. The story was engaging. Again, while not the greatest of films, it was nice entertainment. I'm glad I saw it.