Written October 06, 2015
Not quite as good as his first, but still JJ Abrams has made a very entertaining film and a worthy followup in the Star Trek franchise. The acting is good, esp. Quinto as Spock and the surprises are fun! Great start to the summer movie season. Looking forward to seeing #3 in the new reboot and what he will do with Star Wars!
Written May 24, 2016
JJ Abrams & the returning cast nailed it again & actually improved on their 1st outing. Went to a 9pm sneak Wed., 5/15 at a Regal RPX (their version of IMAX). I wasn't sure how that would be, but the sound & vision was immaculate. I'm not a big fan of 3D but we wanted to see the earliest show. I would say 3D is not necessary. There are some scenes where it added to shaky cam confusion, but others where it looked great. If there had been a giant screen 2D, I would've chosen it instead. Now to the movie. Great story. Top notch acting (Benedict Cumberbatch was a VERY worthy advisary for the crew of the Enterprise) & direction. FX look great. My concern is now that Abrams is moving over to do the Star Wars films, I'm not sure they'll be able to keep Star Trek franchise healthy without him. For now though, GO!
Written May 27, 2013
I had prepped my friends before the movie. I wasn't sure but I encouraged them to see Wrath of Khan. Only one complied, so she alone laughed, cheered, and ooohed with the Trekkers and Trekkies in the audience. The others definitely enjoyed the movie, and we all agreed Benedict is one of the greatest actors of our time, but they were lost with the subtle nuances.
This leaves me torn. I love it when people get the inside jokes, but there is something pure about the new Star Trek fans that I don't want to taint. I don't agree that they have to see what we see, but it would be nice to geek out with EVERYONE. There is something for every viewer. Love watching the story unfold.
Definitely worth seeing. I've seen it in 3D and regular 35mm. My equilibrium is off so the 35mm is better for my head, but the action is so dynamic! I will see it again in theatres. Two favorite quotes: "Sulu, remind me never to piss you off." and "You should have let me SLEEP!"
Written November 28, 2014
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 May 17, 2013
Ok, there are a few plot points that are really just for the enjoyment of watching the Enterprise appear from the depths of the ocean. But other than that, the story was sound. Many references to movies past. I enjoyed this as a fan of movies and a fan of the Star Trek brand. Well worth the money to see in IMAX and I look forward to seeing it again.