Star Trek Into Darkness
When a ruthless mastermind, Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch,) declares a one-man war on the Federation, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise set out on their most explosive manhunt of all time.
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Rotten: There's absolutely nothing wrong with "Star Trek Into Darkness" -- once you understand it as a generic comic-book-style summer flick faintly inspired by some half-forgotten boomer culture thing.
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Fresh: Star Trek Into Darkness banishes, at least for the moment, the lugubrious mood and sepulchral look that too many comic-book movies mistake for sophistication. All hail an action film that isn't ashamed to have fun and to be seen doing it.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Rotten: Most of the logic has leached away from this movie, and with it half of the fun.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Monday, May 20, 2013
J.J. Abrams delivers another tour de force production with "Star Trek Into Darkness," a film of tremendous craftsmanship and summer appeal. The crew's all here, this time in a more streamlined, break-neck paced actioner with more digital effects, more pyro, and the always awesome Benedict Cumberbatch. Sure, 2009's "Star Trek" also by Abrams was a better film and a more inventive one, but with entertainment this stellar and this grandiose... you can't really complain much.
- YLOWBSTARDreturns, Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The follow up to J.J. Abrams' 2009 version of "Star Trek" definitely embraces it's title: "Star Trek Into Darkness," promising more action and a much more complex story. This time, the crew is out on a limb without help, to stop a merciless killer (John Harrison) whom has certain abilities that the U.S.S Enterprise crew soon realize they are in need of to stop a greater threat. This film has more layers than it's predecessor, which makes it better in many ways, but also less original in more ways than one, due to the fact that it relies much more on fan service rather than creating new dialogue and villains. I absolutely loved everything about this sequel, with a few minor spoilery complaints aside. The direction is great as always, most of the cast bring their A-Game and the visuals delivers once again. This is not just a fun blockbuster, but a stamp of approval to continue this new-tech version of "Star Trek." I'm on board until the end! And one last note: Benedict Cumberbatch kills it as the villain!
- fb733768972, Friday, July 12, 2013
Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the Enterprise's crew battle Khan. Star Trek has always held a special place for me among the rest of its science fiction peers, and as a result I expect more than cool special effects, predictable but fast-paced chase scenes, and lightning phaser battles. It is a credit to J.J. Abrams's obvious love for the source material that this film delivers on all levels. Yes, there are the requisite action sequences, but what is more interesting is the battle between emotion and logic. "Which is infused with more humanity?" the film asks, and while these are familiar footsteps for Trek fans, the reversal of fortune that Kirk and Spock undergo breathes new life into the film's moral quandaries. Also, Khan has always been the best Trek film villain, and Benedict Cumberbatch is appropriately ruthless, snarling, and - at times - cold. The plot staggers when it under-utiliizes whatever is going on between Spock and Uhura, a love triangle that is so poorly developed that I wondered if it were a story stopping by on its way to its own film. And Bones is more annoying than his predecessor, like a lost neighborhood kid looking in on the guy love between Kirk and Spock, hoping to be included. In the film's defense, there is only so much they could fit in to the two hours. Overall, this is a strong addition to one of the best science fiction franchises.
- hunterjt13, Tuesday, July 9, 2013