J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness is going to premiere tomorrow, May 16th 2013. Starring Chris Pine as James Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as McCoy, Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison and Zoe Saldana as Uhura, the story takes place after the events of the first film where the crew of the Enterprise is summoned back to Earth. The world stands on the brink of annihilation when the crew finds a destroyed star fleet and chaos on their return. The Enterprise must now find the culprit and bring them to justice before everything is destroyed. Check out the latest movie review for Star Trek Into Darkness below:
“Star Trek Into Darkness: Delivering A Great Narrative Plus A Dazzle of Action Level
Star Trek Into Darkness gives you an exhilarating, tingle-inducing rush — that rare feeling that comes when a gigantic entertainment is firing on all fronts, exceeding your expectations. Having dutifully built a foundation that honored the past but left the future wide open in 2009’sStar Trek, director J.J. Abrams makes Gene Roddenberry’s original creation his own, sending these iconic characters on a breakneck-paced adventure that delivers the goods on both narrative and razzle-dazzle action levels.
Working with his frequent stable of writers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, Abrams pushes Star Trek into new territory while keeping a nostalgic eye trained on what has come before. The set-up is simple: A terrorist named John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), a former Starfleet member, detonates a bomb in London that kills hundreds. Although the USS Enterprise is supposed to be used primarily for scientific exploration, Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and the rest of his crew are ordered to perform a military mission: Track down Harrison on the planet Kronos even if it means invading Klingon airspace, which could be considered an act of war.
That’s all the plot you’ll get here: One of the things that distinguishes Star Trek Into Darkness from most of the previous movies in the franchise is the number of big surprises the story springs. Although Abrams never allows the picture to get too heavy or allegorical (this is also probably the funniest Trek movie ever), the story raises the kind of moral and ethical quandaries that would have made Roddenberry proud. If the fate of a dear friend is in the balance, should you risk altering the natural destiny of a primitive planet by giving them a glimpse of future technology? If you suspect someone is planning to attack you, do you have the right to a pre-emptive strike, even though you could be wrong? Is it ever proper to break the law, or even commit murder, for the sake of maintaining the greater peace?
Kirk and his logic-bound first officer Spock (Zachary Quinto) spend a lot of time debating these issues, sometimes with dire consequences. Spock also has trouble with girlfriend Lt. Uhura (Zoe Saldana), who doesn’t think he gives their relationship enough weight. Engineer Scotty (Simon Pegg) gets in trouble when he disobeys a direct order, but he is later rewarded with a critical role in one of the movie’s most exciting setpieces. Lt. Sulu (John Cho) gets a chance to sit in the captain’s chair, and medical officer Bones (Karl Urban), used mostly for comic relief, continues to go around spouting “Dammit, Jim!.” Only Chekov (Anton Yelchin) seems wasted this time, spending much of the movie running around the bowels of the ship, making repairs.”
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Don’t miss Star Trek Into Darkness at theaters near you tomorrow, May 16th 2013.
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