When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
If you thought the first Star Trek was good, this one blows it out of the water. Great acting, action, sets, script, everything. Easily the best movie this year so far.
I don't want to give any spoilers but the writers are doing a great job of keeping to the official canon within the new split timeline. We really get to see Kirk grow into the captain that he was always meant to be.
One scene I thought was a little too predictable, but no one else around me had clue it was going to happen, so maybe it wasn't that predictable.
If you only go see one movie a year make it Star Trek.
In 3-d..sitting close up to dodge space debris, ships zooming off. If the special effects don't get ya, all the actors and actresses will. I caught myself cheering, sitting on the edge, laughing, and yes crying.. What a great movie it is!! A whole new series of Star Trek for us older 'Trekkies' and for all the new viewers become 'Trekkies' too. Just outstanding!!