Written August 27, 2014
Basically an alternate version of a previous Star Trek episode/movie. Those who paid attention to the many trailers can figure out who the villain really is. Some plot twists. Lots of action. Good pacing. Let's hope the next Star Trek movie will invent something completely new. Maybe a plot where an advance species of humpback whales travel to Earth to investigate why their species have gone extinct. Run into Spock's half-brother, Sybok, who has purchased an ancient earth probe called Voyager 6 that the Klingons auction off on eBay. The crew then travels back in time to San Francisco in the late 60's seeking Timothy Leary's advice. They succumbs to a bad batch of magic mushrooms and end up at the Haight-Asbury Free Clinic where Dr. McCoy runs into his great, great, great, grandfather. They recover. Attend a free rock concert in Golden Gate Park where Jefferson Airplane's lead singer, Grace Slick, catches a glimpse of the departing starship Enterprise and later renames the band.
Written June 03, 2013
We went to see the 11:00PM advance preview of Star Trek-Into the Darkness at Lincoln Center IMAX 3D showing-it was the second advance preview showing. ALL advance ticket holders were promised by Fandango and AMC special 1st time ever issued posters for the movie. As all 4 of us stood in line waiting to get into the 11:00PM show (which started late-btw) we watched the 8PM showing file out with posters in hand. As we entered I asked "Where's our poster?" they said "Oh we are handing them out at the end of the movie". Seemed logical. Well..at the end of the movie which was great btw we were told that they had run outta posters and they don't have any. I told them that's BS and that someone has swiped them and they will be on Ebay tomorrow and that they have two more advance screenings tomorrow where they promised posters so how could they possibly run out on first day?!? SHAME on Fandango and AMC what a scam and I'm so disappointed. Employees btw didn't give a S just wanted to go home
Written May 16, 2013
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 December 27, 2014
No spoilers from me because I wanted to see this movie before the reviews hit so that I could make up my mind.
It was Trek and remember that this is Trek reboted and it is hipper than the previously versions because of the new actors and the new technology available to the filmmakers.
The movie felt like Trek, but if you haven't seen the original reboot of the Star Trek series watch that first so you will understand the new universe and the differences in the universes and why they are different.
We gave this a 9. In our opinion it was more than worth the time and money.
Written October 23, 2014
JJ and the crew of the Enterprise did it again. Awesome movie. Great writing, dialogue and a great twist that still pays tribute to the original works of the series.