Written May 31, 2013
It is a fast paced exciting movie. I liked it. However, just keep in mind that there is no originality left in Hollywood. They stole a major scene from earlier Star Trek and made It a major part of the movie.....they could have easily put some thought into it and made an "original scene".you will recognize the long scene, it felt like it was just a time filler. The same is true with EVERY SINGLE show on television. Just steal a scene and think that no one will remember where it first occurred. The acting is good, I thought that Karl Urban (dr. McCoy) did a great job even though he does not get a lot of camera time. Go see it. It is more predictable than not, but it is an exciting movie. a new favorite actor of mine Anton Yelchin, is also a great "Chekhov". Oh, one more interesting thing--the "new" Klingon look is good. They don't look like the traditional Klingons, but they fit the idea of them perfectly.
Written May 18, 2013
You don't have to be a trekkie to enjoy this movie, but recalling the original Star Trek movies will make this one more enjoyable, given some plot twists. Either way, however, the on-screen chemistry between the new Spock and the new Kirk is fantastic. Some of Spock's lines are LOL-worthy and the young Kirk's impetuous nature is very refreshing. All-in-all, just a fun movie, well worth seeing.
Written May 25, 2013
Really? We've waited so long for this only to get a rehash when Jim and Spock trade roles and the ever present Khan. Didn't like Khan in Star Trek or the Star Trek movie. Can't say there was much improvement in this one. Sometimes it felt trite and confused especially when you can't beam someone up but you can beam someone down, twice. Special effects were bad in some parts. Maybe that was for effect probably for 3D but I didn't even have a suspense of reality for those speeders in San Francisco. The actors playing Jim, Spock, Bones, and Scotty are getting the character down but the character of Uhurah is just pain annoying. Move on nothing to see here.
Written May 18, 2013
While an interesting action/pseudo sci-fi drama, JJ Abrams once again demonstrates his broad shallowness in the new Star Trek film. It is basically two hours of action, snarky comments, and blatant scene-for-scene rip offs of previous Star Trek films. There is nothing new in this film. But, more insultingly is that there is plenty of recycled material with so-called 'clever twists' that are meant to pay respects to the original Star Trek, but instead expose this movie's lack of originality. The movie tried to be emotionally manipulative at the climax, but failed when Spock uttered what was Kirk's signature bellow. So, half the crowd went from forced tears to forced laughter. The whole movie is a badly executed mash-up, so I was surprised they strayed so far as to cast Cumberbatch as the signature villian. He's a good actor, but he was simply the wrong guy for the job in a movie that was built on copying the past. Fortunately for Star Wars fans, JJ Abrams will be a perfect fit.
Written May 17, 2013
I'm OK with Into Darkness I guess, but it shouldn't be consider a Star Trek movie. Its kind of cheesy like other psudo SiFi movies. To me,they tried to make the character of Captain Kirk look like a Maverick, but he reminded me of some immature frat boy. He's kind of a d!ck. And then they really overdid it with the nuances that each character of the past had. Too many cute no brainer one liners. I really liked the character that Khan had. He seemed pretty bad ass, I wish the Captain was more like him.
Anyway, I wasn't impressed with this movie as a Star Trek Collection. It was OK as a B science SiFi movie as far as I was concerned. A real Star Trek Movie would have had more interesting aliens aboard. The crew would have been more awe inspiring. I'm an old trekie from way back and so of course I'm going to watch any ST movies. Don't expect Star Trek caliber here nor any real creativity. Roddenberry would be pissed if he watch this.