Written May 17, 2013
This was a "kick-***ride"!
Action, drama, tears and shocker!! Loved it!!
While kinda knowing what was building up, I loved the fact that there was an audible GASP from the audience upon the reveal!
Loved the twist and loved the play on it!! A few items could have been left off, however the build up for upcoming movies is all set!!
For all you haters out there . . . . Remember we are dealing with an Alternate reality now and things are going to be different!!
Loved this movie!!
Taking the kids this weekend, as Mom wanted to see this one and get the full impact before taking them - plus - mom wanted to drool over Chris Pine - without them seeing me!! LOL!
Must See!! Excellent!!
Written May 19, 2013
Talk about update vintage Star Trek! This was well done, exciting, a throwback to both the earlier movies and to the landmark TV series, and well worth viewing on the bigscreen. Can't wait for a sequel (again). Cumberpatch is the untimate cool bad guy but the ending, although a surprise, is somewhat predicitable. Think the frozen bodies will show up in a subsequent Movie?
Written September 23, 2014
Terrific entertainment. There have been some real losers but this is NOT one of them. My boyfriend (we are in our mid fifties) is definitely NOT a Trekkie and even he said it was a great movie. Lots of action, plot twists, fun between our beloved characters, etc.
I have not been to a 3D movie in so long that I was amazed and frankly distracted in the beginning. But after a while I got used to it and enjoyed it.
I would have loved to have seen it in IMAX but I am Deaf but the closed captioning system does not work in the IMAX theaters! I am happy they have CC.
Written October 29, 2014
Wow this movie was awesome. Spock looked so close to the real spock. The plot kept you on your toes all the time. It even for me left a question as to what happened to the girl. Wait until you see the ship the Admiral Marcus flys wow. The ending was a surprise as well. If you love Star Trek you must go see this but remember watch it closely so as not to miss a single thing.
Written November 24, 2014
Family is the core theme of this movie and that theme is handled perfectly. I've been watching Star Trek since 1966. I've seen all the spin-off televsion series, and I've read quite a few of the books. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the others are old friends, and I have to praise J.J. Abrams for taking this crew of the Enterprise places their predecessors were unable to go. The tangental universe concept (though not new to Trek or science fiction in general) was absolutely the best method of reviving and invigorating Trek. With that in mind, "Into Darkness" took that concept to the next level. Revisiting characters from the original series is an inevitable necessity, and it was handled skillfully and respectfully. It was nice to know they'd encountered more than a few already. My heartiest kudos to the writers, producers, dorector, and actors for an enjoyable addition to Trek's journey.