Written October 25, 2014
Loved, loved, the movie! I think the reboot of bringing back Kahn who was a great villain and swapping the story line was genius! All of the characters made me laugh except of course the villain. Great character interaction and incorporation of how Carol Marcus and Kirk meant. Only weakness was too many ship breakdowns. Glad to see the saga continue!
Written November 23, 2014
We went to the Fan Sneak, and the camaraderie with fellow Trekies was awesome! One young man said, "This room is great! I've never been with so many people like me!" The anticipation was high, and we were not disappointed! I have finally accepted Zachary Quinto as Spock (although we do get to see Leonard Nimoy a couple of times), and his acting was superb (and the boy can run!). Sulu surfaced as a great character as well, as did Scotty. Bones deadpanned his typical, "I'm a doctor, man, not a (fill in the blank)." The special effects were astounding, and I have a new favorite scene when the Enterprise rises out of the ---- don't want to spoil it for you, so you'd better go see it this weekend!!
Written May 16, 2013
I bought tickets a month ago and counting the days until last night's 8pm showing. I'm so glad I went! The 3D effects were great (could have been a little bit better, only one of the spears at the beginning flew past me & actually made me jump a little), the story although redone from the original series, was good & suspenseful. Although the fully seated theater was evacuated for a tornado warning half-way through, I enjoyed it!
I did find the radiation scene (reversed from the Wrath of Khan) a bit much though, about half the dialogue was the same from the previous movie, and Spock yelling KHAN! was over the top (not in a good way). However, I still give this a thumbs up and a "must go" rating. I plan to go again to see it while it's in theaters.
Written December 20, 2014
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 December 21, 2014
The trailers through me for a loop ! I did not see the direction that this movie was going and in the end was very impressed ! JJ. Abrams really does know this franchise and it shows in all of the small details. Not as much camera flairs this time and it was nice to really see the Star trek universe ! Mr. Abrams again convinced CBS/Paramount to open those money coffers and really make a good movie with lots of details, truly something the fans have deserved for along time. This movie is in my opinion the movie of the year. Mr. Abrams and so many more that made this movie what it is, truly outdid themselves. I'm sure anyone can strive to find something negative, but I would not dare as this was and is the best Star Trek movie made in so many ways. Go and see it, I saw it in IMAX 3D and would not have seen it in anything less.