Written April 25, 2015
I'll keep this quick and spoiler free:
I grew up on Star Trek. I know many trekkies who refer to ST09 saying "that's not my Star Trek." These are the people who can't separate the reboot from the original series, and would prefer an 85 year old Shatner to hobble around the screen. If you find yourself in that category, then this film is probably not for you.
If you enjoyed the 09 reboot, like Star Trek, or movies in general, then you will probably like this movie. It's funny, action-packed, suspenseful, and moving. It is well worth seeing in theaters, and especially in 3D (I usually don't enjoy 3D movies). It was immensely enjoyable, and I will be seeing it a 2nd time at the very least...
Written May 22, 2015
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 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 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 October 09, 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."