Rating: 4 out of Fordyce (Perfect)
Since the original series in the 1960s, I have been a big fan of Star Trek. I have almost always seen the movies in previews or, like tonight, I was first in line at my "Regular Movie House," The Mary Pickford in Cathedral City, CA.
Armed with my 3-D glasses I was ready for Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the crew of the NCC 1701 to keep me in warp drive, and I was not disappointed. The biggest problem I have in writing this review is how to not give you any spoilers.
The cast is back and, like last time, marvelous. Chris Pine is the dreamy, oversexed Captian James T. Kirk, who literally gets some alien tail in this one, and Zachary Quinto is Mr. Spock. The plot is a little transparent, but it has some twists that will make trekkies think, "Why did they do that?" Good trekkies will figure out why. (Hint: They are on a different timeline.)
There is an evil character we have sort of met before, an old friend who uses his subspace cell phone to answer a call for help, and a scene that we have seen before, but this time the looking glass gives us a different view. There are lots of 23rd-century gadgets, phaser fights, and special photon torpedos, as well as a sense of timing among an ensemble cast that will make you smile amid the chaos.
If I have you confused, don't be. Just go and escape to the future during another ride to the land of Star Trek. You will find out why I give this one a perfect 4 out of Fordyce.
Some notes: The first show was in IMAX and in 3-D. I am not a fan of either, but the 3-D was cool. I suspect this film will work on any format you watch it in.
While the credit sequence is cool and full of classic ST music. There is no scene at the end