Written February 07, 2016
Some will say that this movie isn't necessarily original. It's a reboot, so how original can it really get?
They have taken bits out of the original Star Trek, mashed it up, and made it quite entertaining for the jaded Trekkie, and yet somebody that doesn't know that much about Star Trek will still enjoy the movie.
The action starts at the beginning, and doesn't stop.
The acting from the whole cast is excellent.
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.
Written November 29, 2015
This is a MUST see for everyone from the most hardcore trekkie to those who have never even seen a Star Trek episode. The mix of drama, action and comedy are spot on. After the success of the first film in 2009 this does not disappoint.
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!