Written February 22, 2017
Loved the movie. It was much better then the first one. Held my suspense and kept me chuckling at the similarities between the new characters performing as the original ones. Each of the actors portraying the originals did a first-rate job. Also loved the surprise cameo appearance. The 3D made it awesome also. It is a fun experience. I would definitely recommend this film to everyone.
Written March 28, 2017
Great movie! Lots of action with stunning special effects. I literally sat on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. In my opinion Benedict Cumberbatch is one of those great British actors ranking with Sir Laurence Olivier. Mr. Cumberbatch's "quiet" scenes were riveting, but he was spectacular in the action shots, moving with the grace of a sublime dancer. It will be interesting to see what roles he tackles in the future...I'll be watching!
Written February 28, 2017
Great, great movie! My wife is a Star Trek snob. She has personally met Mr. Nimoy, and it will NEVER be easy for ANY actor to meet her high "Nimoyan" standards when portraying Spock. Zachary Quinto has done it, though! He gets two thumbs up twice from her! Also: my Wife is doesn't typically cry. Not at movies, not over passed away pets, not over strife and stress. She's another "Iron-Eyes." Into Darkness made her cry! Well, well done! For myself, there was exactly ONE disappointment: the 3D effects. After about 15 minutes, I stopped noticing the difference in perspective. The movie might as well have been on a flat screen. I think 3D entertainment won't really come into it's own until either personal VR goggles create a 360° wrap-around view, or movies are projected in a 3D hologram where the images physically move around the theater. I don't think I'll be buying tickets to any more "3D" movies again any time soon.
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 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.