Written October 14, 2015
Fantastic use of 3D. Great character lines and nods to original series. From the audience reactions around me, Star Trek Into Darkness fully engaged both the older generation who watched in the 60's as well as the action junkies of today. I look forward to seeing it again.
Written July 28, 2016
The realism of the graphics is just unbelievable. Story is true for any century, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Nothing disappointing here, most of the time hollywood has to make someone incompetent to create drama, this fresh start has every foe smarter. Everyone is at the top of the game and just have to be more clever to defeat them. Whew thats a new one. Not having to say " why would you even do that" was a relief.
Totally enjoyable, do miss just the control room shaking in the old Star Trek. A cameo appearance again is nice too.
Written August 27, 2016
it was GREAT! I really enjoyed it. at times, I felt the vertigo because it was my first 3D film EVER! I cried. I was stressed out. I am completely in love with the characters and I WILL go see it again!
Written December 06, 2016
The action is abundant, characters get to develop and the humorous dynamics between them really start to click here. Cool to see Peter "RoboCop" Weller on board as an admiral. The main villain is well-played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and all spoilers aside, you know who that character is by now. I liked this movie a lot, probably a bit more than JJ Abrams' first Trek, although I was a little irked by the blatant rip-offs from the 80's Trek 2 (dialogue, a climactic scene involving heroic sacrifice, and one really hilarious "Shatnerism" that I thought would work as a joke, but never imagined would actually happen in this film!)
But hey, these new Treks are tons of fun and I dare say better than the last few Next Generation features. Looking forward to those new Abrams-helmed Star Wars movies. Geek it up!
Written February 24, 2017
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?