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Star Trek Into Darkness – Review

20 May

The poster shows a flaming starship falling towards Earth, with smoke coming out. At the middle of the poster shows the title "Star Trek Into Darkness" in dark grey letters, while the production credits and the release date being at the bottom of the poster.

Plot

The USS Enterprise has been sent to the planet Nibiru to observe a primitive civilization. Captain James T. Kirk violates the Prime Directive when First Officer Spock‘s life is jeopardized, exposing the Enterprise to the planet’s civilization during the rescue. Called back to Earth, Kirk is demoted to first officer of the Enterprise, with his predecessor, Admiral Christopher Pike, reassuming command. The two attend an emergency meeting at Starfleet Command to discuss the bombing of a secret Section 31 installation in London, perpetrated by Starfleet agent John Harrison. The meeting is attacked by a small gunship piloted by Harrison, who kills Pike. Kirk destroys the gunship, but Harrison escapes. With Pike dead, Kirk is reinstated as the Enterprise’s captain. After discovering that Harrison has fled to the Klingon homeworld of Kronos, Kirk receives special permission from Admiral Alexander Marcus to hunt down Harrison. The Enterprise is supplied with 72 long-range prototype photon torpedoes and ordered to fire them at Harrison’s location once he is found. However, Scotty resigns in protest of the new weaponry, while Spock, Bones and Uhura convince Kirk to capture rather than kill Harrison…

Directed by J. J. Abrams
Produced by J. J. Abrams Bryan Burk Damon Lindelof Alex Kurtzman Roberto Orci
Written by Roberto Orci Alex Kurtzman Damon Lindelof
Based on Star Trek  by Gene Roddenberry
Starring Chris Pine Zachary Quinto Zoe Saldana Benedict Cumberbatch Karl Urban John Cho Alice Eve Bruce Greenwood Simon Pegg Peter Weller Anton Yelchin

My Review:
I didn’t see this on 3D but had a chance to screen this non 3D. Am I a Star Trek fan? Nope? Rarely watched Star Trek growing up, only watched in passing as my brother Ray would watch. Did think captain Kirk was a real hottie though.

So, the big question is, would you be lost if you watched this? Meaning, would you have to have watched Star Trek to understand this movie “Star Trek Into Darkenss”…nope. I believe those that grew up watching it, had the same questions as us non Star trekkers did.

Pretty good action throughout the movie. Casting for parts was pretty impressive as I thought they did a great job in casting the parts that looks very close to the original cast. There was a part that I either missed it, but it would have been nice to see an outcome in one part of the movie, but I won’t reveal that here. There was humor in this movie. This could be open for discussion at a later date.

Enjoyed the movie, I give this 8 fingers up (will go watch it in 3D) and maybe the fingers will raise up a bit?

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