Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

The EnterpriseSitting in a somewhat populated theatre – 3D glasses on, sweets tucked aside – I ready myself to take a journey on the Enterprise alongside Kirk and the rest of the crew.

Action-filled – from start to end – Star Trek Into Darkness kept audiences on the edge of their seats. Their eyes are focused – for those two hours – on the battle between good and evil taking place in front of them. 

J. J. Abrams stepped up once again to wow fans with this sequel to the Star Trek reboot.

The director, who will controversially cross the figurative bridge by bringing back George Lucas’ deep space series Star Wars, did well in maintaining the top story lines from the original Star Trek series.

Character personalities resonate in the film – from the sarcastic Captain James Tiberius Kirk (Chris Pine) to the dull, yet knowledgeable rule-book Spock (Zachary Quinto).

Rivalries remain and conflict follows the cast wherever they manage to beam themselves.

And still, you don’t have to be a Trekkie (fan of the Star Trek franchise) by any means to understand or enjoy this latest Abrams’ instalment.

Rather you can sit back and travel into worlds unknown through the film’s aesthetically pleasing effects and battle back against evil in a plot that will keep your heart racing.

The film allows viewers to go places otherwise impossible to experience while maintaining a sense of reality with the existence of humanity.

By staying true to the original franchises Star Trek Into Darkness unites the Trekkies with average movie-goers – a task that can only be accomplished by pleasing the wants and needs of both worlds.

It is an accomplishment that can only be attained by a great film.

Director: J. J. Abrams

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Peter Weller, and Alice Eve

Rating: 9/10

Star Trek Into Darkness movie poster

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