Written May 18, 2013
I was worried that they would never get around to making a second film, but as soon as I saw the trailer I knew that they had done it again. Benedict Cumberbatch was a great villain, And Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto definitely held down their roles. I loved the small tributes to the old movies and tv show. This movie was also worth going to see in 3D unlike most films these days. I'd definitely go and see it again.
Written May 17, 2013
Something for everyone...Trek fans and newbies. Lot of surprises...see it in a good theater as it sounds and looks terrific. I would forego the 3D, not worth it...save 3D for a Pixar film or something brighter.
Written May 16, 2013
There's a lot to recommend this as a summer "popcorn" movie-- great looking cast, awesome F/X, fast paced story. I remember hearing JJ Abrams remark that a person need not be familiar with Star Trek to enjoy this film. Indeed, if a person is UNfamiliar with the original series, s/he might actually enjoy it MORE. I found it difficult to resolve some of the plot lines and resolutions with what I knew to be coming in the 'future' (this, of course, is a prequel to the original series). Fast-paced the story may be, it is not terribly strong and relies on the magnificent special effects to lure the audience in and keep them there. If you're a long term Trekkie, just go in ready to grit your teeth slightly and probably shake your head, a few times and keep a smile plastered onto your face. It's still a lot of fun to watch. If you don't know much if anything about the original series, you'll likely enjoy it very much.
Written May 19, 2013
What a ride from the moment you sit down the action never ends. This move kept me engaged, laughing, and wondering how they were gonna twist the story line next. Great movie, Action was awesome... 3D is a must.
Written June 08, 2013
We were disgusted...this was a poor rehash of "The Wrath of Khan" with lots of explosions and stuff flying at the audience - gotta use the 3-D effects....the story got lost, and while the Kirk and Spock characters are just great, I have to say the rest of the cast is ...uh....overdone, overwrought, overacted...just not good.
J.J. Abrams, that's enough retooling...let's have an original story next time!