Written March 23, 2017
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 February 26, 2017
Commendations to the crofters: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, and J. J. Abrams.
These incredible storytellers wove a sumptuous tale that delights & surprises. Authentic & true to the long-running storyline...STID surprises with fresh & unique twists rendered from the cloth of classic Star Trek icons.
Congratulations to all involved with this incredible film...genius.
Written August 27, 2016
it was GREAT! I really enjoyed it. at times, I felt the vertigo because it was my first 3D film EVER! I cried. I was stressed out. I am completely in love with the characters and I WILL go see it again!
Written July 28, 2016
The realism of the graphics is just unbelievable. Story is true for any century, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Nothing disappointing here, most of the time hollywood has to make someone incompetent to create drama, this fresh start has every foe smarter. Everyone is at the top of the game and just have to be more clever to defeat them. Whew thats a new one. Not having to say " why would you even do that" was a relief.
Totally enjoyable, do miss just the control room shaking in the old Star Trek. A cameo appearance again is nice too.
Written December 06, 2016
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!