Monday, May 20, 2013

Review: Star Trek- Into Darkness

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Star Trek: Into Darkness

Review by Lauren

IMDB Summary: After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

Review: First off, I linked to IMDB above because that's where I take the mini summary from when reviewing movies; however, I will warn you that you might not want to visit the website until after you see the movie or things could be ruined for you (at least one thing is obviously on the front page, which I personally think is a bit dumb). Beyond that, I have to say that I loved Star Trek: Into Darkness. I'm not a big Star Trek fan...I know basic facts about it, and I actually saw the first Star Trek on Friday right before going to see the sequel. While I did enjoy the first film, I think Into Darkness far surpasses it.

The main reason I found Into Darkness more enjoyable is the villain. I'm already a Benedict Cumberbatch fan (he plays Sherlock in the BBC Sherlock, by the way) so I was excited to see him in something different...but he does an amazing job. It's easy to believe that he is a evil master-mind, hell-bent on getting what he wants with no care for who he hurts in the process. It's some wonderful acting, I must say!

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For those that enjoy a bit of humor in their non-comedy films (like myself), don't worry. Chris Pine (as Captain Kirk) brings most of the laughs, especially with dealing with Spock (Zachary Quinto). You also get some more girl-power in this one with Zoe Saldana back as Uhura, but also a new character named Carol (Alice Eve). It's always nice to see the ladies kicking butt and sticking up for themselves. The Star Trek crew work together; there are no weak links in this bunch. They are all needed for their respective jobs in order to be victorious.

In the end, this was a fun film that doesn't leave out character development, so it's sure to please many. Definitely a nice way to start the Summer Blockbuster Season!

16 comments:

Liviania said...

I've been looking forward to this one.

Brandi Kosiner said...

I haven't seen any of these but glad to hear it is enjoyable.

dtmmr.com said...

Good review. Apart from being a fun, sci-fi, action adventure film, the movie has a surprising amount of layers to it, which got me when I least expected it to.

Eileen said...

Whee I'm glad you enjoyed this movie! I don't think I've seen any Star Trek movie but I'll need to soon because the character development and the villain's evilness definitely sounds intriguing :D

Candace said...

I'm not a big Star Trek fan but I'm actually quite curious about this one. I'm glad you enjoyed it, once it's out on DVD or on Netflix I'm definitely going to watch it!

Aylee said...

Yessss. So agree, this was a fantastic movie! Benedict Cumberbatch was great; I really enjoyed him in the role as the villain, too. And as great as the intense action scenes are, I have to say the humour in the movie is probably my favourite part of the franchise!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

I'm not sure that I've ever watched a Star Trek movie, but I'm more interested in the newer movies. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

GABY said...

I don't watch Stark Trek but I've heard so many things about this movie that maybe I'll watch it hehe

Erika said...

I know virtually nothing about 'Star Trek' - I have never seen the show {it was a show, right?}, or the films. :/

Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

My hubs is really looking forward to seeing this one, he was a huge fan of the first movie and was never even a Star Trek fan. I love that there is some comedy in it, that's always needed!

....Petty Witter said...

Great review - I also love a good baddie. More of a Star Wars fan, I will eventually get to see this film as my husband is a fan.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I am so psyched to see this, I love Star Trek!

Medeia Sharif said...

I've never seen a Star Trek movie, but have seen the old and new shows. I'd love to see this. I'm reading about it everywhere.

Giselle said...

I have never been a star trek fan BUT I so want to watch these ones they look so awesome balls! It's stupid about a spoiler being in the IMD page though I would shoot it!!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Clearly choosing Benedict Cumberbatch for this role was a brilliant move indeed! I won't be able to see this for a while yet, but I'm glad you liked it, especially since you're not a hardcore Star Trek fan. I kinda am. *sheepish grin*
Thanks for sharing!

L-Diggitty said...

Ah! My husband went to see this without me yesterday, I should have gone with him. Whoops! I keep hearing good things.


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