Anybody who knows me knows that I am a huge Star Trek fan and I just returned from seeing Star Trek Into Darkness.
I will probably be in the minority of all the geeks in Trek fandom, but this film was in my opinion meh. I waited four years to see what? a flip flop remake of another Trek movie I dearly love. No real significant character development whatsoever from the first film? A two hour video game with lots of cool lens flares? Cumberbatch wasn't very convincing to me as a villian. I like him better as Sherlock. I thought Nero, the villain in the first film was lame and Harrison is only barely a step above that. Very few "Star Trek" moments in this film. It could have been named anything else but Star Trek and I probably would have enjoyed it more. The video game kid generation will like the film because there are a lot of things blowing up and death and destruction everywhere but honestly there is very little to no story here and what story there is leaves huge questions that are never satisfactorily answered and nor are they ever likely to be. I think I have kept my comments general enough without any spoilers. I won't be going to see this again. Just not worth the visual overload headache.
One sentence covers this film pretty well.... It's not fresh like JJ's first film because it's just been there, done that. I give it only 5 out of 10 stars and that I feel is being generous.