Written May 18, 2013
IMAX 3D version of this movie was a testament as to why IMAX was made. It took less than two minutes into the show for my son to tell me he was getting motion sick, but the story and adventure took his mind off that, and fast. All the 3D effects used were to pull you into the movie and be there. Not the childish startling tactics most 3D movies employ to brag about "look, we can make things look like they are 3D". Story line was typical Star Trek quality. Action was off the scale. Plot was not complicated. Being a life long fan, I would almost say the plot was surprising, but not predictable. This movie was the polar opposite of ST 1: The Motion Picture, not a chance of anyone falling asleep! Lots of action, shooting, fighting, things blowing up, general mayhem, and the theater broke into applause more than once. I will be seeing this one again; on IMAX, silver screen, or at home: I don't care. It was a great movie.
Written February 11, 2016
I went in honestly expecting to not like this movie. I enjoyed the first reboot ST, but I had an idea of the theme they were going with for this movie and wasn't impressed. Seeing the film completely wiped that away! I loved this movie! The wrapped noticeable elements of the original films into this one in a very tasteful and thoughtful manner. Combine that with the excellent casting, amazing special affects, and depth of 3D and you've got an epic thriller. I'm dying to see this film again and I just saw it last night!
Written October 04, 2015
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 May 19, 2013
As a long time trekie I really enjoyed this movie. I went with my wife, a non trekie and she enjoyed it as well.
We went to the 3D Imax screening. It really was an amazing adventure ride that kept my wife and me totally mesmerized by the story line, acting and special effects.
Conclusion: We want more!
Written May 04, 2015
Can't believe I have been watching Star Trek since the 60's! A tribute to the creator of this franchise, What a ride! Must see in 3-D IMAX! Keep them coming.