Written February 28, 2015
In keeping with the theme if the last movie, this incorporated characters and themes from the original timeline and presents a new twist on everything. It's original and unpredictable. Can't wait for the next one.
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 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!
Written October 28, 2014
I am a confirmed Trekie and my wife loves SiFi almost as much as I do. We both loved this film. The 3D was great, but the additional cost is almost prohibative for us seniors living on scial security. $24/ticket for seniors.
The character preservation from the last Star Trek was very wise and can then be pursued for many more episodes. Charachter identification is very important and lends greatly to the authentisity of the screen play. The choice of charachters and their obvious resemblance to the original characters, only enhances the entire experience.
Special effects were outstanding, the crash of Khan's attack cruiser into San Francisco bay and Star Fleet Academy was the most memorable, but we loved them all.
We look forward to future Star Trek adventures !!!!!
Written November 29, 2014
This movie is well worth the cost for a 3-D movie!!! As a 25 year Trekkie veteran. JJ Abrams made up for his mistake of blowing up Vulcan in his first movie. The first movie was very good, but this new movie Into Darkness ROCKS!!! It takes a lot for me to give any Stark Trek movie that high a rating since some have been so bad like Star Trek V. That one was horrible.
So enjoy the action and adventure of the moive it is great...Plot is well thought out this time.