Written October 31, 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 October 20, 2014
The makers of this movie should be applauded, not only for making a great film, but in preserving the spirit of the Star Trek franchise. Each character carries the nuances and spirit of the classic characters. From Kirk's bravado, to Dr. McCoy's catch phrases, to Spock's logic, each character holds true to their predecessors portrayal of them.
The action throughout holds your attention but does not overshadow the story line. This film could have easily been a crutch for computer generated imagery, yet it is the characters who grab you and hold onto you. The 3D effects, although excellently done, do not up stage the film.
I think that Gene Roddenberry would be pleased with this interpretation of his vision.
Written October 29, 2014
Wow this movie was awesome. Spock looked so close to the real spock. The plot kept you on your toes all the time. It even for me left a question as to what happened to the girl. Wait until you see the ship the Admiral Marcus flys wow. The ending was a surprise as well. If you love Star Trek you must go see this but remember watch it closely so as not to miss a single thing.
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 November 28, 2014
This was a really fun installment of the Star Trek franchise and both stands on its own to the new viewer (my wife) and for the longtime fan (myself). You can pick a Star Trek movie to pieces on all sorts of stuff or you can just enjoy it for what it is - still Wagon Train in space.
This movie is particularly fun for the longtime fan because it contains so many homages and references to the original series and movies. You'll enjoy it if you ever enjoyed anything Trek.