Written May 19, 2013
Great movie! If you're a fan of the franchise, you'll love it; if you're not, you will be. I actually had to suppress myself from crying at times!
Written August 21, 2014
Hollywood is getting better at sequels, and STID is a good example. We get to see all the same characters and developing relationships, which support the growth of the franchise. Additionally, we get to see what I think is actually a better story than the first movie, bringing back a familiar villain and a familiar story for lifelong fans. Full of action and giving us a revealing look at the characters, Into Darkness makes for a wonderful movie and a strong link in what I hope is a long chain of hits.
Written May 16, 2013
If you are devoted to Star Trek, and want everything to fit precisely into the Star Trek universe, and previously established story, I gather some aspects of the plot will bother you. But, if you're like me, and just want to be entertained, and liked the first movie in this series, you'll have a great time. Lots of action, and energy, and character development.
Written May 21, 2013
I had high expectations and they were met. The official movie critics don't know a good movie when they see one. I loved it! Plenty of action, laughs, tears, and tension. The actors from the first reboot were excellent once again and Benedict Cumberbatch was perfect as this movie's villain.
Written May 18, 2013
This installment of the Star Trek Franchise casts all key characters from the last movie in 2009, and begins in the first scene with incredible action and heart racing intesity. The movie contains action packed adventure and has spectacular visual and sound effects. Over the previous installment of Star Trek (2009), it partains more the the emotional side of the audience and presents relationships and values that we have all come to know and love. IMBD has already rated this movie #176, in the greatest movies ever made, and that number continues to rise as more votes come in. Personally I would give the newest addition to Star Trek a 9.1 out of 10, [ compared to the Dark Knight Rises at 8.6 out of 10 ] . Add the futuristic appeal yet the present day touch, and you get an enormous blockbuster that is a must watch among people of all ages.