Star Trek Into Darkness
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
Andrew L. Urban
| Original Score: C
A happy, healthy, bouncing baby of a movie.
The plot is a more fertile ground for comedy than the 'sperm milkshake' that made Schwarzenegger and Danny De Vito brothers in Reitman's Twins.
Junior demands more range from its leading man than he's capable of giving. The predictable result is a big-budget mess more likely to elicit groans than laughter.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
A fleecy romantic caper with a dusting of feminism, the picture is basically a one-joke movie successfully nursed by director Ivan Reitman.
For the right audience, Junior may deliver. But there's a whole lot of pregnancy to go through first.
It's goofy and ridiculous and preposterous, and yet it makes you feel good, and there is something oddly heartwarming about the sight of this macho guy melting with feelings of protectiveness and maternal concern.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
As a comedy, Junior has its share of laughs -- but no more than its share.
| Original Score: 2/4