This was originally posted by me at http://blackanddarknight.wordpress.com (no longer available) on May 30, 2013.
Genre & Length: Science Fiction, 132 minutes
The crew of the Starship Enterprise returns home after an act of terrorism within its own organization destroys most of Starfleet and what it represents, leaving Earth in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) leads his people (Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoë Saldana) on a mission to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction, thereby propelling all of them into an epic game of life and death.
Plot & Pacing: Good, but it could have been better. I was looking forward to this movie to lose myself in the world of Star Trek again, and it certainly delivered on that part. Parts of it were predictable, and there were a few scenes that really added nothing to the overall plot.
I really loved how they twisted the ending, though. If you’ve watched the relevant Star Trek original movies, then you’ll catch on right away!
You might want some tissues, also.
AND THEY FINALLY HAVE SEAT BELTS ON THE SHIP.
Casting: Perfect! I… love Benedict Cumberbatch as a villain. I really, really do. I may have to rewatch this movie just for his scenes. Over and over and over again.
Music/Sound Effects: Well done, they didn’t pull me out of the movie out all, but weren’t outstanding either.
Special Effects: FANTASTIC.
Would I watch it again: YES YES YES YES YES.