Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness-Quick thoughts

Explosions and chases(spaceship and on foot) and fights(punching the villain or arguing with the boyfriend.)If these are what you enjoy in a movie then the new Star Trek film is summer popcorn flick you are looking for!

Star Trek Into Darkness is directors' J.J Abrams 2ed film in this franchise that has spanned two decades and just gets better. Full dis closer I'm not a Trekker/Trekkie but I have seen my share of episodes from the original and next generation series(I have a crush on Wesley Crusher) and enjoy each every time I tune in. That being said Abrams first film from 2009 was a nice re introduction and a chance for a new storyline and look to the original characters, as a younger Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Uhara, Sulu, Chekov and the rest of the crew attend Star fleet academy and go on their first mission. This time around Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and the rest of  the cast from the last film get themselves involved in a in a evil plot by a new villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock).

This dark yet fun story about a bad guy who blows up buildings and shoots at a room full of officers including Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock gets more intriguing as the viewer discovers a more sinister plot from the past and within the higharcy of star fleet. The movie is as fast pace as the Enterprise in
warp speed and worth the ticket price of 3D too see. Once again the 3D effects work as Abrams throw items through space at the characters and the audience. All of the actors once again look like and fit perfectly into their roles but Simon Pegg as Scotty steals to show. Every scene he is part of whether he is getting drunk in a bar or running down a long hallway of a spaceship allows us to laugh in between all the action. Although Kirk and Spock have their moments as well, one scene in particular is very sweet and touching.

If you haven't already seen this film Trekkie/Trekker or not Star Trek Into Darkness was worth the wait.

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