Written May 16, 2013
Benedict is a joy to watch, he brings the acting level up in this film along with Zach Quinto's marvelous portrayal of Spock. See this movie in IMAX it's worth the extra money
Written May 20, 2013
We loved it! The references to the original series were a lot of fun. The human feelings of the people were enjoyable. It wasn't just all space fighting. We felt the 3-D was effective in this movie.
Written May 19, 2013
Fast-paced with a lot of action but it manages to do this without sacrificing character interaction. It's a very character- driven film, dealing with relationships and sense of self. It feels more intimate and has a pleasing amount of depth as the moral and ethical dilemmas in which the characters find themselves parallel the present day but not in a heavy-handed way. You can relate to these people and the decisions they are faced with. Much better film than the 2009 movie, which I loved, and possibly my favorite out of all 12 Star Trek films.
The cast was excellent with notable and impressive performances by Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, and Chris Pine, in particular. Also Bruce Greenwood was fantastic.
The homage in the third act is perhaps a little heavy- handed but it comes across much better after the second viewing. Best format is IMAX 3D.
Written May 24, 2013
J.J. Abrams really has a nack for Star Trek. It is really cool how the stories are just a little different because of the timeline change when he re-booted the series. I hope he continues at the the helm of the movies an not have to wait 4 years.
Written May 22, 2013
All in all, pretty good. Darned good.
Definitely a thrill-ride with a lot of eye- and mind-candy up to and including... things i won't mention here because they would be major-league spoilers. It is extremely colorful on many levels and their production detail is everything you could hope for (check out the fletching on the spears in the opening sequence). My main quibble about the thing involves a couple of points of plot-logic and physics (Free-fall is free-fall, ******!) but, I can say that the movie I saw entertained me in a big way. I think you'll like it, too.