Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Posted in Reviews by - June 06, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

I would put Star Trek (2009) on my list of top 10 movies set in outer space, but J.J. Abrams’ follow up to his original offering certainly does not disappoint and is easily on a par with its predecessor . As soon as Star Trek Into Darkness begins you are instantly engaged with the characters, and the action rocks forward at a great pace from beginning to end. The action scenes are visually stunning, the plot a clever twist on the original Khan tale, while the exchanges and humour between the main characters was always entertaining.

I watched this movie in 3-D at the cinema and was almost tempted to give some of the gathered trekkies a high-five or two at the end of this blockbuster. Suffice to say there was never a slow moment, and this movie certainly earns the title ‘Blockbuster.’

Criticism from Star Trek fans, many of whom have slated the movie, has gone along the lines of “The flow of history is totally different, with no way to logically fit the stuff together. I’m so disappointed. What’s up with Spock & Uhura? That’s not what happened to Christopher Pike! The Klingon word QAPLA should be pronounced KAH-PLAH and not KAH-PLAAH, etc, blah, blah.

However, as we all know, fanboys are notoriously difficult to please, and with this blockbuster they must have forgoten to set their phasers for fun.  In my opinion this is easily one of the best Star Trek films I’ve ever seen.

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This post was written by James
Hi, My name is James Atticus and I have had a keen passion for movies ever since being blown away while watching 'A Trip to the Moon' back in 1902. Hardly surprisingly, I am a big sci-fi and horror fan, although my love of film extends throughout all the genres. One of my favourite quotes about cinema was told to me by Alfred Hitchcock, who said: "For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake." To which I replied, "Don't mind if I do!"

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