Written December 25, 2014
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!!
Written December 21, 2014
Once again they pay homage to the TV series cast and legacy while making a fresh new movie. This was fantastic. J.J. Abrams is a genius.
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 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 October 31, 2014
Regardless of die hard fans, I loved this movie. Great story telling. Great action. Fun to see in IMAX 3D. I'm planning to see it again in 2D.
Some of the violence is intense. Kids should probably not see this movie. The villain crushes a head. They don't show it, but it is intense. Lots of people get killed in this movie.
It is quite a departure from the old Star Trek movies. Body count is definitely higher than the old flicks.