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 30, 2016
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 April 30, 2016
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 October 22, 2016
Fast moving - action packed - a little painful at times for original series fans in my opinion - but a MUST SEE on the big screen - will not disappoint. Saw this in regular format.
Written May 25, 2016
Abrams was excellent in his ability to remain true to the original Star Trek while still entertaining the masses. Rousing and entertaining and should please a majority of movie-goers whether they're die hard Trek fans or not.