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.
Written April 30, 2016
I want to say that this film was amazing and amazing storytelling in every way. Great character development, stunning visuals, audio score and all around good film fun.
For an enjoyable film romp go and see this movie!! Can't wait for Star Trek 3!
Written May 20, 2013
This movie was incredible from beginning to end. The tiny references to the old series and just the story and action were incredible. Benedict Cumberbatch was just perfect in his role and dare I say it better than the original actor that portrayed this role. He makes me want to see Sherlock now. Critics were saying that not everyone had enough screeen time but that is not true. Incredible movie and I recomend it to long time trek fans as well as new comers.
Written May 03, 2016
As an adult that has not seen other Star Trek movies (other than the TV series as a kid), I was blown away. Great acting, imagery, and non stop action. I was really amazed by the scale of the ship and the detail throughout all aspects of the scenes. I took a 15 year old that was also thrilled with this movie. Go see it!