Written October 20, 2014
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 November 28, 2014
I'm a fan of the original series, but not a Treker(ie?)...although I do love the genre. So if you're a die-hard Treker, I don't know if aspects of this movie will wow you or annoy you (although my mother in law, a pretty huge fan of the originals, loved it). There are a TON of homages in this one, some of them subtle (an alien communication officer is wearing Uhura's earrings from the show), some of them so blatant that with lesser actors and a lesser director, would cause groans from the audience.
The writers did a fantastic job packing a ton of story with good flow and dialog into this film, and JJ Abrams...the boy is one of the best directors in Hollywood right now, if he can just reel in the lens flares. Sometimes you wonder if you could decipher a code from the intensity and frequency of them. Cast are top notch.
3d is surprisingly good considering it was done in post. If you like 3d, see it that way.
Written December 27, 2014
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 26, 2014
I must say, WOW, once again... I am a Star Trek fan as I grew up with it, BUT... This was a great movie... I loved the way that they kept throwing out hints from old and new, but twisted the opposites of the characters....
Will add this to the collection... FOR SURE !!!
Written January 31, 2015
Star Trek fans and non-fans alike will enjoy this sci-fi action adventure. If you're a fan for the recent ST film (2009) you'll enjoy the continued development of characters in this movie as the relationships grow. If you're a Trekkie from way back, you'll enjoy the subtlies of not only the characters but bits and pieces from the original series (TOS) such as the Jeffries tube and other aspects I don't want to mention for fear of spoiling your experience.
If you're a non-Trekie, you'll enjoy the deep story and unexpected events and developments. Great special effects. My movie-buff son enjoyed how real it looked. Great cinematography, great music score, and a must for all Trekkies.
Trekkie's MUST GO. Non-Trekkies GO as its probably going to be enjoyable but just another of this summer's sci-fi action flicks current out there.
BTW, great acting all around! My 3 boys loved it and now want to go back and see the other movies and TV series.