My Two Cents on Star Trek: Into Darkness


Star Trek: Into Darkness

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Last week, The Producer took a week off to spend time with yours truly.

We wanted to see one movie together while the kids were in school.

I got to pick and I selected Star Trek.

Star Trek Into Darkness Cast

Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film.
It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek.
It was directed by J. J. Abrams from a screenplay written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof. Chris Pine reprises his role as Captain James T. Kirk, with Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin,
Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy, John Cho, and Bruce Greenwood reprising their roles from the previous film.

Plot

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.

My Review:

I loved the film though you never quite get a grasp on what the villain wants. He seems like a pure psychopath with no clear motive. The motive dilutes itself along the way.

I typically love the bad guys in movies. I adore the character of Hannibal Lecter for example. But this bad guy was not bad enough to be good. He was exceptionally strong, yes, but you could not really sympathise with him. At least, I did not. The Producer, my producer that is and not the producer of the film JJ Abrams, also felt this is where the movie goes awry. He thought the movie was OK!

But, I adore Spock in the Star Trek franchise more so in the Star Trek reboot than the original series. I adore the humanity he tries to shut down but does not quite achieve. I adore his relationship with Lieutenant Uhura and with Captain Kirk. To me, this movie is about his journey. I find myself quite attached to Zachary Quinto’s Spock. I am looking forward to seeing him in more films in the future.

I also quite enjoy Lieutenant Uhura as portrayed by Zoe Saldana.

Graphically, I loved the look of the new Klingons. I hope the next movie will let us spend more time with John Cho’s Sulu and maybe plenty of Klingon exposure. I would also like for Spock to become a father.

 

Did you see the movie? Did you enjoy it? Do you prefer the Star Trek reboots to the original Star Trek films? Are you a closet Trekkie? What do you wish for in the next movie.

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