Written May 21, 2013
No spoilers here, the film is way to much fun for me to do that to you.
Great shutouts, touchbacks and references to the original series of movies and show, just like we loved in the 2009 film. Karl Urban still owns as the one who channels his character best in capturing TOS Bones. Action Spock: yes! Remember Kirk and the Orion girl? He doubles his fun this go around. Benedict Cumberbatch TOTALLY brings it with his character, and "John Harrison" just earned him a place in the great Trek villain repertory. He gets multiple great coats in the film too.
Action is upped, comedy is more intelligent, angst is worthy of a piece of fan faction. Saw this as a May 15th 8pm sneak peek. Theater was packed out, people even in ST uniforms. There were bursts of laughter, applause and cheering from the audience at various moments as we watched. Clearly I'm going to have to see this one again since it will be a few years until the next...and I want there to be a next!
Written January 30, 2015
Whether or not you are a true Star Trek fan or not, you will not be disappointed. Action at every turn, does not slow down. Even the seasoned fans will thoroughly enjoy how they pay homage to the old Star Trek movies.
Written May 17, 2013
Whether you're a nerd or not, it's pretty freaking awesome. I was hoping it wouldn't be one of those "pales compared to the first one" movies, and it definitely wasn't. Pretty rip roaring the whole time, paying homage to trek nerds while still being relevant to the non-trekified public in typical J.J. Abrams style.
Written May 18, 2013
I was planning on going to this movie anyway, as I'm a Trekkie, but I won tickets through the Esurance give away on Facebook. My friend & I went to the 8 pm Imax 3D showing and we were blown away! Awesome graphics and a fantastic storyline made this a memorable experience. We loved the 3D effects, and the action kept us on the edge of our seats. If you only go to one movie this year, this is the one to see! In fact, I'm going again this weekend. As a sweet bonus we were given two posters as part of our Sneak Peek experience, and they are now proudly displayed in my cubicle at work! I STRONGLY urge you to go see this movie!!! LLAP
Written May 18, 2013
Um.....BLOODY F'ING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see it again, multiple times!!! Excellent drama, humor & Cumberbatch is brilliant as the bad *** villain! You should rush out and see this movie immediately! Trek fans will be especially happy! :-)