Written May 24, 2016
The movie was AWESOME! But watching it on IMAX 3D SUCKED A$$! There thousands.....yes THOUSANDS of dust particles and fibers, small and large, all over the image on the screen. And because of the polarization of the lenses, only half of the particles could be seen with one eye. I'm not talking just a few times during the movie. I'm talking about the entire movie! Also, about every two or three minutes, the quantity of dust would suddenly increase by 3 or 4 times, then they would disappear. It was incredibly distracting and would draw my focus from the 3D image of the movie and cause my vision to become disoriented. I will NEVER go to another IMAX or 3D again unless they can fix that problem. I can't wait to go see the movie again in normal 2D. I know I missed a lot of the movie because I was so distracted by all that non-stop dust!
Written July 28, 2016
Some will say that this movie isn't necessarily original. It's a reboot, so how original can it really get?
They have taken bits out of the original Star Trek, mashed it up, and made it quite entertaining for the jaded Trekkie, and yet somebody that doesn't know that much about Star Trek will still enjoy the movie.
The action starts at the beginning, and doesn't stop.
The acting from the whole cast is excellent.
Written August 31, 2016
I think anyone who enjoys a good summer action/fun movie will enjoy this...but Star Trek fans have got to see it as soon as possible. Won't spoil anything in the review but you will love the nods to the original series/movies and even twists on the familiar. There were scenes that literally brought tears to my eyes.
A little intense for the younger kids, plus they may not appreciate or understand the drama of some scenes. But a very enjoyable follow-up to the the 2009 series reboot.
Writers have done a great job with dialogue and plotting. No, it's not the most original plot, but I thought it did a great job of freshening it up and adding some modern concerns to the mix (terrorism, what you're willing to do for security, revenge/mercy, manipulation/mistrust).
3D did not seem to be intrusive, but don't sit too close to the screen on this one or you'll miss part of what's happening on other parts of the screen.
Written September 09, 2013
This is Star Trek in the post-9/11 world in which we now live. We doubt our leaders, our government, our institutions, etc., and Into Darkness reflects this fear that we have lost what made us a great nation. The redeeming value of STID is that our heroes battle through their challenges to ultimately defend and protect the principles of Starfleet and the Federation. By now it is no secret that Khan was the protagonist along with a Starfleet Admiral played by Peter Weller. Khan & Adm. Marcus are the driving force of pushing their own agenda that serves their need for power at the expense of the freedom, ideals and lives of others. So as a lifelong Trekker I highly recommend STID! I do hate that Paramount is trying to exploit fans by releasing the bonus features on several different Blu-ray offerings & digital downloads. This is unconscionable behavior but I suppose they think it is good business to take all the $$$ possible like a greedy Ferengi.
Written September 25, 2016
This is a MUST see for everyone from the most hardcore trekkie to those who have never even seen a Star Trek episode. The mix of drama, action and comedy are spot on. After the success of the first film in 2009 this does not disappoint.