Star Trek Into Darkness is one of my most anticipated releases of 2013 and last night I finally got well enough and suppressed my cold enough to head out and catch it. May is a tight month so there is no missing out on this week’s because next week we have Fast and Furious 6 to see. Back on track, I really wanted Star Trek to succeed because I’m not much of a Star Trek fan ever but the first one surprised me so much and I fell in love with it. Its one of my absolute favorite movies. Lets see how Into Darkness went…
Director: J.J Abrams
When Starfleet is under attack by one of their own, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) is sent to take his team First Officer Spock (Zachary Quinto), Lieutenant Uhara (Zoe Saldana), Bones (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Pegg) and Sulu (John Cho) and Chekov (Anton Yelchin). They set off under the orders of the admiral Marcus (Peter Weller) with their newest advanced weapons of torpedos to go to a deemed uninhabited area of the Klingon planet to hunt and terminate the fugitive (Benedict Cumberbatch). However, the challenge is to try to avoid war with Klingons or head to head challenge. When Captain Kirk decides to change his plans and capture the fugitive instead to further investigate the situation and to attempt to avoid starting war with Klingons during their sudden appearance while their spaceship is under maintenance to regain full power and capability, things start turning bad. The situation gets a lot more serious and it turns into determining who is the friend and who is the enemy?
Thats a crazy vague synopsis in my opinion but for some of you who haven’t gone to see it yet, I’m trying to keep all the surprises for yourself to discover. You know why? Because this movie deserved every ounce of it.
Unlike the first one, Star Trek didn’t have that same beginning that impacted me to just get drawn into the movie. This one starts off still in an intense sequence but is slower to lead you to the actual plot. You can tell right away that there’s a darker concept to the whole story. Its about Captain Kirk learning how to be himself but also thinking about the consequences and his crew. Its a story about right and wrong and possibly honor and family.
Above everything, this is an action sci-fi thriller. I’m not a big fan of sci-fi but Star Trek has me hooked. This one lacked a bit in the beginning sequence but when it finally picked up after 15-20 minutes later, it was non-stop action that had me at the edge of my seat. My eyes were literally glued to the screen waiting to see how Kirk would react, what logically correct thing Spock would say, what comeback Scotty would have and everyone else on the starship. The team that we came to love and became familiar with in the first one. I love movies that manage to keep the same cast from lead to supporting and simply adding a few other characters to help the story along. Alice Eve’s role was quite good and I think she will be a great addition if there are any future Star Trek movies.
The villain in this one was so complicated. It was also what had the twists and surprises at every corner. The fugitive was Khan played by Benedict Cumberbatch. I haven’t seen this guy before but he sure looked all kinds of sinister and evil. He was crazy manipulating. I have to say that he was a pretty awesome villain because for a moment there, I started wondering if he really was a bad guy. There just seemed to be a deeper part to his story.
I could’ve described Star Trek Into Darkness with just a few words. INTENSE, ACTION-PACKED, THRILLING, FUN! This is definitely right now the best movie of 2013 so far. It always surprises me how I get nervous about seeing it and it always kicks some serious ass! I love coming out of a movie and being so happy and fulfilled as I was with this one!! I’m definitely recommending this one. Its one you don’t want to miss this summer 🙂