Written August 30, 2014
Commendations to the crofters: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, and J. J. Abrams.
These incredible storytellers wove a sumptuous tale that delights & surprises. Authentic & true to the long-running storyline...STID surprises with fresh & unique twists rendered from the cloth of classic Star Trek icons.
Congratulations to all involved with this incredible film...genius.
Written September 16, 2014
I've always been a trekkie, trekker, what-have-you. I have to admit that I really want JJ Abrams' revamp of the franchise to work. With the scale back of all of the spinoffs television shows, the movies are the only thing to look forward to. Without giving anything away, Into Darkness has a couple of scenes that even if you don't care for Star Trek, you've got to end up teary-eyed. The main characters are still be created and I'm sure will reach a perfect blend if the movie series can make a decent enough run. On a side note: the Abrams signature lens flares didn't bother me on my first viewing in Imax, but it really bothered me in regular 3D. To the Star Trek series, I can only say "Live Long and Prosper!"
Written May 17, 2013
The Creator's prime directive is life. The Creator sets the way of life and the way of death before us and asks us to choose life. "Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death." (Jer 21:8 NKJ)
Kirk is tested at Starfleet and on a primitive planet and both times chooses life over the dead traditions of men. Kirk respects the human rights of his neighbor equal to his own divinely endowed rights. Kirk has rightly chosen life.
Khan believes his rights are superior to his neighbors and this gives him the right to force them to conform or to kill them. Khan, like evil Cain, chooses the way of death.
Star Trek Into Darkness is a great adventure and moral play.
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 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.