Friday, May 24, 2013

Star Trek into Darkness

Star Trek into Darkness
Directed by J.J. Abrams. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Star Trek into Darkness starts off with Captain Kirk and his crew on a mission to observe a planet that went south. Instead of observing they end up saving the primitive planet from natural disaster. This action places crew members in jeopardy and causes Kirk to violate Federation rules. Ultimately, Kirk lands himself in trouble as usual and is demoted until disaster strikes in the form of Khan and he gets his ship and crew back to ultimately save the day.

I enjoyed the second installment of this rebooted Stark Trek a little less than I did the first one. Characterization stayed true and the dynamics between the actors were on point but there were moments that the plot itself was slightly disappointing.

Chris Pine as James T. Kirk was on point as the fly-in-the-face-of-rules captain with a heart for his crew.

Zachary Quinto as Spock played the role of balancing his human emotions with his stoic Vulcan side.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan was fierce. It seems that I always end up liking the villains the most in these films. First off, his voice was sexy as heck. His commitment to ruthlessness was a stark contrast to his bland demeanor.

Over all, the movie is worth seeing. The action sequences are hair raising. It is definitely a thrilling film. There were moments when I didn't want to watch but had to. Definitely a good action flick.

Rating: Solid B.
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