Written October 20, 2014
The graphics were spectacular but the fact that it was not originally filmed in 3D or iMAX (only partially shot in iMAX) was a bit unnerving.
Benedict Cumberbatch should get an Oscar for his spectacular performance.
The story line seemed to lag toward the end and seemed disjointed. Additionally there was a loose thread that was not tied and that nagged at me. I'll not relate that for those who have not seen the movie.
And what's with the Leonard Nimoy cameo? Did that also seem open ended?
When I heard that Abrams was also going to direct Star Wars I wondered was this just the Hollywood Good Ole Boy machine at work or sheer talent. I concluded the former and now that has taken some of the edge off of my anticipation for something worthy of the franchise the way it should have been before Lucas totally screwed the pooch. I think there is something in the drinking water in Hollywood or Marin County that causes once worth individuals to become delusional and malfunctioning.
Written May 07, 2015
I've always liked the Star Trek movies, but this in IMAX 3D, OMG!!! From the start to end it was great action, I'm already wanting to go see it again!!!!
Written February 02, 2015
Unless you are reading mine ...
This movie needs you to not be tainted by amateur reviews (like mine) and ranting, ravings, pontifications of a bunch of know it alls ... it is a fun filled movie!
It's exciting, it is visually stimulating (if you can -- IMAX is a must), and the story line is one that "YES" for the newbie non-hardcore Trekker as well as the people like Sheldon on Big Bang Theory.
The character relationships ... they NAILED it. DeForest Kelley is giving Urban a big thumbs up from the great beyond. Shatner and Nimoy should leave the theater with a big, proud smile too. They all should.
Stop reading reviews before they give away all of the amazing pearls and priceless nuggets of this movie. Make it your experience.
There is nothing more I can say otherwise I'll have to type something like *** SPOILER ALERT ***
GO ! Have a good time.
Written November 26, 2014
Into Darkness was actually better than I had hoped. It was a rush, especially in IMAX 3D. A definite must see if you are a Star trek fan...
Written February 01, 2015
I loved the first of the new Star Trek movies - I've seen it, wholly or partly, about five times. The reviews of "Into Darkness" were rather luke warm, so that's what I was expecting: a lot of bang bang. But this story was tightly organized and the emotions raised by the lead characters of Kirk and Spock were real for me. The 3D didn't seem quite right at first, but that sense faded and I was soon into the picture. Weaknesses for me: the editing was a little fast paced - flickflickflick - and there wasn't much development of characters other than Kirk and Spock.