Written May 04, 2016
Long time trekkie, and i loved it. I did not expect the take on Kahn, though I did figure it out before he announced himself. The 3D was pretty good, especially in IMAX. I do like the old time references to punch lines, tastefully and well done. I especially enjoyed the emotions Spock displayed.
The end was a bit off though - I saw it a mile away, that could have been something less obvious.
I think kids 10 or so up would enjoy it. I did not take my kids as they are not fans, and at almost $20 just to watch, that adds up too fast for my budget.
But if you like action, space, and adventure, then you would like this film.
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 May 28, 2016
I enjoyed the "alternate timeline" twist of familiar characters and storylines throughout the film. There's plenty of action and excitement, and I found myself on the edge of my seat throughout. The IMAX 3D experience is especially worth it for the broad panoramas of spacecraft and scenery, as well as the pulse quickening throes of many of the action sequences toward the end of the film. (I'm not giving anything away.) Definitely a film worth seeing, especially in IMAX 3D.
Written March 28, 2015
I enjoyed it, I did...But I am torn to say I enjoyed as much as the others. There are so many storylines and so much action to cover in these epic movies that simple development of the story-line and character interaction propelling the story-line in a natural way, rather than from "epic moment" to "epic moment". Anyways...my two-cents.
Written February 11, 2016
I found the new Star Trek to be highly entertaining from the special effects, suspenseful action scenes and the banter between the characters was really entertaining. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time and was an excellent use of the 3D medium. I've heard two critics say "Don't go see it in 3D." Which I find ridiculous. I think this new Star Trek is the best use of the 3D medium since Avatar. It's a definite "See it in 3D on the IMAX film!" People were clapping and cheering and the fans were not disappointed! Five stars, two thumbs up!!