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Star Trek Into Darkness: An IMAX 3D Experience|
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... View more >
intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence
Starring Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine... View more >
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Attended an AMC IMAX (miniMAX) presentation in 3D and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought the 3D and added depth of field was very good and the picture was so crystal clear you could see reflections in the pupils of peoples eyes.
I knew a little about the storyline going in, but if you're thinking of going, you should be up to speed on the previous installment, as well and the Wrath of Khan movie before seeing this one.
A fine sequel to the 2009 film with lots of classic Trek references and comedic lines thrown in for extra fun. Go see it, you'll enjoy it.
True to its name, this installment is dark, but not any more so than the first one. Any time you have a villain out to take over the world/universe/whatever, bad things are going to happen. Watching the trailer will give you a good idea of the tone of the movie.
If you liked the first of the rebooted series (from 2009), you'll like this installment. It brings with it all the major characters, the relationship between Kirk and the Admiral, and Kirk and the major crew members of the Enterprise, is continued and extended nicely.
This is a JJ Abrams movie, so be prepared for lens flares. Lots of lens flares. I don't remember any jutting out towards the viewer or back into the scene, so in the future, lens flares are flat and completely perpendicular to the viewer.
The IMAX elements of this movie were hard to notice, which is a good thing. Unlike some other IMAX versions of mainstream movies, the switch between the widescreen portions and the taller IMAX-filmed portions were not really noticeable. The picture quality was good, and the IMAX portions didn't exhibit any noticeable increase in detail that made them shout "look, IMAX!"
The sound was very good. I like deep, thunderous bass in action movies (when appropriate), and this movie did not disappoint.
I'm not a fan of 3D, but I do enjoy it from time to time in the right movie. Unfortunately, it's quite difficult to find a movie that's available in 3D in its 2D variation, in the largest and best screens a particular theater has to offer. The same situation was applicable here, where the 2D IMAX version was not available.
There were sequences where the 3D was done to good effect. The beginning and ending credits were especially good, so someone had fun in the computer software that created them. Unfortunately, they were so different from the movie, that the beginning credits created an expectation that wasn't fulfilled afterwards.
Unfortunately, I did notice quite a few scenes where there was ghosting. When a character raised his hand in front of him (defensive posture), his hand was visible twice, just shifted by a couple of inches. My friend sitting next to me didn't notice it, so either I'm more sensitive to it, or my glasses were defective, or maybe it was just bad luck in where I was seated.
The movie itself was very good, and worth a See Now! rating. I look forward to seeing it again when it is released on Blu-ray.