I was excited for this film. After watching the first Star Trek, I was definitely interested. Albeit, I wasn't as excited for it as I was for Iron Man 3. Although, the difference between Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness is that I can be looking forward to them, and I am not completely disappointed in Star Trek.
Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science-fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise as well as being a sequel to J.J. Abrams interpretation with the 2009 film. J.J. Abrams returns as direction with a screenplay written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Also, Chris Pine reprises his role as Captain James T. Kirk, with Zachary Quinto as Spock, and Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Bruce Greenwood also reprising their roles from the previous films.
Add in Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller and Alice Eve to find yourself with the film's primary cast.
Like the film that came before, Into Darkness focuses on the outlandish leader that is Captain Kirk and his emotionless side-kick, Spock. As the crew of the Enterprise are brought back home, they find themselves meeting a force unlike anything they have ever seen, a vicious and dangerous man named Khan.
In the movie, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt in pursuit of the antagonist.
I think that the story is definitely entertaining and I think that the actors can be seen as visibly more comfortable in their roles than ever before. The exchanges between Spock and Captain Kirk are accelerated considerably, and what this movie may have lost in-terms of sentiment and emotions, I feel, may have been replaced with genuine with and cunning humor.
One thing that I believe has never been truer about Abrams' visualization of the Star Trek franchise is that it's fun. The movie has a lot of hilarity in it, as well as color and pzazz, which found me, and even my friends thinking about some of the latest movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like them, or at least most of them, while the movie is funny and more light-heart than heavy, there is still an admirable amount of sentiment and depth within characters.
I feel like I have already made it clear that for me, the best performances are Spock and Captain Kirk, however, I think one of the biggest factors to discuss is the performance of the antagonist, Khan. There has been a lot of criticisms about the antagonist. A lot of people criticize the fact that he is white, for starters. They believe that it's a white-washing and all of that.
I won't jump into that, but I will say, when the bitching and moaning is over, I think that Benedict Cumberbatch's performance is worthwhile.
When I watched this movie, I didn't really know much about the actor, but as of now, I absolutely enjoy him. I especially like his work as Sherlock on the BBC television show. I think that he is absolutely amazing. (He damn-near made Fifth Estate watchable!)
The role fit in with the rest of the characters. He felt colorful but with depth. He seemed articulate and like a threat while through the story he was enhanced significantly and built up.
In conclusion, while I don't think that it had quite everything that made me love the original.I think it was absolutely a very, very good followup to 2009's Star Trek. It didn't have the character-investment and heart, nor did it have as clever as a storyline, but it certainly had a lot of wit and charm.
I look forward to Star Trek 3, even if Abrams isn't directing.
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