Written April 30, 2016
For me, "Into Darkness" did not live up to the hype. The story was just too meager for a full-length movie, and even so there were some pretty significant plot holes. Also, I found the action sequences to be overly drawn out, as if they were padding.
That said, it is an enjoyable flick. The acting is outstanding. I especially like the Spock/Kirk dynamic, and Benedict Cumberbatch was marvelously threatening as a bad guy.
In a nutshell: not fantastic, but enjoyable and definitely worth seeing.
Written September 28, 2016
This was the stupiest Star Trek ever. Unbelievable plot . . . a vicious Kirk . . . and a Spock so emotional he was almost frothing at the mouth. Draw out fight scenes. A ridiculously indestructable villain. Annoying light flashes, even worse in 3D than 2D. I went away almost hating Star Trek and certainly hating the idiots who made this mockery.
Written July 01, 2016
This is a great addition to the Star Trek franchise. The current actors are easy to see evolving into the character of the original series.
The one exception is Khan, who went from a long haired Spaniard to a British Spy Master.
I was left wondering what the relationship is between Captain Pike, of this movie to Captain Pike from the two part episode in the TV series.
All in all a very enjoyable and exciting movie.
Written December 11, 2016
This is a fun movie and is a 'must see' for a true Star Trek fan.
Without giving away any of the plot, it ties together many of the previous ST movies.
PS You probably need to have seen all or most of the ST movies to get all of the references.
Written July 27, 2016
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.