Written May 27, 2016
After all the hype about it..it was kind of a let down..good special effects..good in 3D..the plot was a little unrealistic an fast..I will go see it one more time if someone else paid for it.
Written August 25, 2016
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 January 21, 2017
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 March 30, 2017
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 July 30, 2016
Went to the midnight showing. This is a fantastic movie, from beginning to end. Do yourself a favor and see it in 3D, you will not regret it. Also, if you go to ArcLight, La Jolla, Theater 7 is the largest theater (which I found out in reading reviews). :D