Written October 20, 2014
I can't decide if I'm just getting used to movies with lots of special effects or if the movie was "okay". The plot was fine, but there weren't too many moments of snappy interaction which was something I expected. Gosh the more I write the more it's "So-So". We saw this in 3-D and while it was okay, there wasn't anything that knocked your socks off. Actually several cheap 3-D effects were annoying, things coming at you that served no purpose but to be "in 3-D". Sound was okay but not dramatic, music was okay but not dramatic, fights were okay but not dramatic. Gosh. Go, it's Star Trek. But don't give yourself huge expectations and it was be "good".
Written October 25, 2014
Loved the movie!!! If you love Star Trek, you will LOVE it too! Even my husband was glad he saw it, and he isn't a big Trek fan.
Written October 31, 2014
The action is abundant, characters get to develop and the humorous dynamics between them really start to click here. Cool to see Peter "RoboCop" Weller on board as an admiral. The main villain is well-played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and all spoilers aside, you know who that character is by now. I liked this movie a lot, probably a bit more than JJ Abrams' first Trek, although I was a little irked by the blatant rip-offs from the 80's Trek 2 (dialogue, a climactic scene involving heroic sacrifice, and one really hilarious "Shatnerism" that I thought would work as a joke, but never imagined would actually happen in this film!)
But hey, these new Treks are tons of fun and I dare say better than the last few Next Generation features. Looking forward to those new Abrams-helmed Star Wars movies. Geek it up!
Written September 21, 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.
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.