Written March 27, 2015
This was definitely more action packed then the first and the characters/actors have gelled into a team. At first I wasn't a huge fan of the restart, but I'm enjoying how they are taking storylines from the original and seeing where they take them, but in the end they were destined to come together no matter what. The interplay was great and the writers definitely understood and incorporated the humor that was always found in the original series. Benedict plays a wonderful icy blue eyed villan, but is no contest to Chris Pine's baby blues. If you love/like Star Trek, you should just go and enjoy the ride!
Written January 27, 2015
JJ Abrams and his team are talented film makers. I just don't think they are capable of channeling Gene Roddenberry. The two movies in this new reboot series are overly focused on violent confrontation at the expense of the journey of discovery that was at the heart of the classic series and movies. The first reboot worked because of some truly novel twists infused into the Star Trek universe (destruction of Vulcan, for example). This de facto reboot of Star Trek II dilutes the Khan-Kirk confrontation by inserting an extraneous third villain (Peter Weller's Admiral Marcus) into the story. The best scenes in this film are between the various crew members; the relationships are deepened and made richer in this film. If there is to be a third installment, the makers should build on that & return us to "going where no one has gone before."
Written March 31, 2015
If you are a Trekkie some of the characters and plot twists are going to be very familiar. The movie left you with the feeling you were back to the beginning.
Written March 31, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It was what I was expecting and more. Fun, entertaining and exciting, well, I am a moderate fangirl. The 3D IMAX was totally worth it. There was lots of action and a terrific story. Spock and Uhura make a great couple.
Written May 16, 2013
I grew up with Star Trek on the TV and falling in love with Doctor McCoy and Chekov but I can't call myself a fan. The new universe is something that I can become a fan of. I wish they would develop Chekov more. Everyone needs a little "Nuclear Wessels" in their lives.
The move overall was great. I know nothing of Khan, but being a comic nerd I could relate him to a few Weapon X mutants from X-Men, which in turn made me comfortable. The inter play with characters was fun and enjoyable. Uhara showed some real balls in the movie. Bones was beyond amazing. Karl Urban was the best pick to bring back to character back to life.
I'd go. My advice is to just have fun with it and remember it's a different universe. Nothing is 100% original and that we are inspired by everything that touches our lives.