Written February 11, 2016
I have been a fan of Star Trek since the original TV show in the 60s. Went to see this new one last night in 3D and all I have to say it " Great Show!!!" Really good work by J. J. in this, but must say that I was taken aback by the swapping of characters in the film. Having Spock yelling the "Khan" line and have Kirk swap in a epic role of a scene that Spock did really threw me.
Special effects were great and eye popping. Plan on seeing it again and getting DVD when it comes out.
Written May 05, 2016
Not as good as #1 by far, when we were first introduced to the new Star Trek cast - all 'being' the younger versions of Shatner, Nimoy, Takei, etc.
All fantastic for my taste with the exception of the guy playing Scotty. How is it that this new guy playing Scotty is irritating and the original one was likeable?
Odd also that Spock is married to Uhura. We got no sense of what they saw in each other or why they got married; they just are. Odd marriage indeed. And the actress playing Uhura did a great job of creating a relationship with him and I got no sense of his relationship to her.
The film was okay, moved along nicely. I did feel that some of the action was gratuitous; which is odd because obviously we are being manipulated in the story telling but this was a rare occasion when I felt they added action in just to create tension. In other words, the magician's trick was a bit obvious.
3 stars out of 5.
Written February 07, 2016
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 February 08, 2016
I loved finding those little connections and jokes regarding the original Star Trek TV show. This was such a fun Saturday evening. I'm so glad I got to see it. And I am glad for the connections to the original. I might see it again...maybe.. :-)
Written February 06, 2016
This second Star Trek movie is a strong continuation from the first one. It was exciting and dark with great action sequences. Chris Pine, Zachery Quinto, and Zoe Saldana make a great on screen trio. Benedict Cumberbatch was outstanding; cold, calculating. Great movie.