Written September 03, 2015
I have been a Trekkie since the 1970s watching Star Trek in syndication. Yes this is a new iteration of Star Trek, but it is awesome! I feared that I was going to dislike J.J. Abrams take on it. I feared he would screw it up, but my fears were unfounded. This is Star Trek for today's generation with a lot to appreciate for the previous generations. Star Trek Into Darkness is a wild, emotional thrill ride! Star Trek is no longer for us nerds and geeks!
Written September 04, 2015
One of the best movies of the year!! Story was memorizing and full of classic Trek humor. 3D added a nice touch especially the space scenes! I'm off to see it again soon!!
Written March 29, 2015
If you are expecting the reboots to follow cannon with new actors as if it were some play to be reproduced, you will be sadly disappointed. If you are expecting an exciting, action packed ride that tests your Star Trek knowledge and pay homage to the classics with humor, attitude, and depth of character, you will rejoice. The acting was perfect, each character believable and lines delivered what appears to have been effortlessly. I came close to tears a couple times during the movie, they did a good job of making the moment happen and holding onto it only as long as needed to get the point across. Having seen it in 3D, I feel that this was a great example of what to do. Sure there were a couple depth of field sight gags, but only a very few. Mostly, it was like Thor where the 3D took the image into depth away from you instead of poking you in the eye with "Special Effects" In the end I thoroughly enjoyed this film. We're two movies in and neither one disappointed.
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 June 03, 2015
If you are a fan of the 2009 reboot and/or a fan of the original cast in the series and movies, this is an absolute must see. Plays homage to the original while developing the new set of actors.