Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews
March 23, 2015
Here's J.J. Abrams at the height of his career and...deciding to dog it in making this movie. The script is fairly incomprehensible, the asides on the petty fights between Kirk and Spock and Kirk and Scotty and unnecessary and stupid. If a director reads a script like this and goes along with what is obviously a total mess...and then goes along with it...that means that Abrams must have lost interest in making it and therefore, dogged it throughout the production. What's left is a bunch of geewiz FX and no story. The ratings the movie got are an accurate reflection of Mencken himself: never underestimate the taste of the American public. And you can be sure nobody went broke on this one. Here's hoping he doesn't do the next one.
October 11, 2014
Great Movie can't wait for the 3rd installment
|Andrew C. D||
August 30, 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch's performance is the major highlight of this well-crafted movie.
March 14, 2015
Knowing all the original Star Trek movies from childhood, I was surprisingly not annoyed by the references to the "old" movie, but found them rather amusing. Definitely a great movie.
March 12, 2015
Great movie, SFX are great, acting is awesome its always awesome to see the enterprise and its crew
March 10, 2015
The tonal shifts from playful, to tense, to sentimental are applied with such precision and clearly denote Abrams' competence as a film-maker. All the elements of this film are so skillfully assembled; from the stunning visuals to the witty script, this movie is an exciting ride.
May 13, 2013
Its very hard to rate a film which stands on its own as a good blockbuster action movie yet desecrates the memory of a series cherished by all. Into Darkness is what the new Battlestar Galactic is to the original show, yet sadly lacks the emotional, rollercoaster character driven stories that made the new BSG a hit.
This movie is great in its delivery of fast paced lens flares and explosions, but never seems to discovery that one important element..a good story. Anyone can stand on the shoulders of others, true creativity is to make something new from the clay. J.J Abrams sadly in this installment has resorted to rehashing old material and worst still from one of shows most popular movies.
In my opinion "Into Darkness" is a good generic SciFi movie with little substance. As part of the franchise it stands as a poor contribution.
March 11, 2015
A non-stop thriller all the way through (although the threats seem to lessen as the movie goes on). You'll either enjoy that fact or hate it. While the plot is a little weak (simply because it isn't entirely groundbreaking), the film is beyond worth a watch for it's visual effects, themes, and character development. Cumberbatch convincingly performs his ruthless role. Not better than the first, but in no way ruining the reboot as other sequels have in other series, Into Darkness entertains Trekkies and casual watchers alike. Here's to the next film!
March 11, 2015
wish they wouldnt have gone khan here, but thats not why i rated it so low. its the leonard nimoy spock telling them what happens blah blah crap to help them win. it was so lazy i just hated everything after it
December 13, 2014
Four years ago, J.J. Abrams breathed new life into the Star Trek franchise with his exciting reboot. Abrams continues that streak with the latest Star Trek installment, "Star Trek: Into Darkness". But is "Into Darkness" as good as its predecessor?
It is certainly as visually stunning and action-packed as "Star Trek". Likewise, the returning cast members are great, though the Kirk/Spock friendship feels a bit forced.
The biggest problem with "Star Trek: Into Darkness" is the plot. The plot takes a long time to get off the ground, and even then the narrative is unfocused. Part of this is because the movie can't decide who it wants the villain to be.
Of course I know who I want the villain to be. The addition of Benedict Cumberbatch to the cast as John Harrison (aka *Spoiler*) is perfect. Cumberbatch makes for an excellent villain, and a big part of that is his sinister, penetrating stare and terrifying voice.
Despite its weak story, "Star Trek: Into Darkness" is a great film, sustained by dazzling effects and an outstanding performance by Cumberbatch. Simply put, "Into Darkness" is just as fun as the first film, but not as good.
May 11, 2013
Strong Contender for my favorite of the year
January 18, 2014
Great movie! Awesome actors and a great ending.
February 28, 2015
busy, exhausting, hard to follow, countless bad McCoy impressions, lens flare after lens flare...but still entertaining enough to warrant 4 stars. This is not your Daddy's/Rodenberry's Star Trek.
February 23, 2015
I have mixed feelings about "Star Trek: Into Darkness": on one hand, I can't say I disliked: it kept me on my seat and I found the material engaging, even if not necessarily fresh. I loved Benedict Cumberbatch's performance(again) and I thought Kahn was the most interesting character in the film.
But this whole film was nowhere near as spectacular as I was told it was. It was engaging, but the story felt recycled. The performances was solid, but excepting one, none of them really stand out(although it was a pleasure to see Zachary Quinto again). Visually, it was unremarkable and to make matters worse, as far as this aspect is concerned, J. J. Abrams has an irritating fixation with flares. Really, there is nothing spectacular about those flairs. They're nice, every once in a while, but Abrams abuses of that and they become extremely annoying. They also give the film a cheap look, the look of an MTV mindlessly commercial video.
February 23, 2015
Best Sci Fi Movie I have ever seen, The Reason is because It's a very High Sense of Disaster which makes the movie More Amused in every level, It had Really Good acting in Really Good actors and, Just Loved it.
June 19, 2013
This film was just middling. It coasts on the fact that it's a Star Trek movie and boasts some big name actors alongside the fact that this is a sequel to a very successful film already. The plot has gaping holes that completely ruined it for me and it saddens me that they decided to nick a plot from the original films instead of actually trying something new. It's decent looking for a space film and the acting is watchable but overall very meh.
March 25, 2013
could have done a better villain, or done khan without the idiot general
February 17, 2015
Star Trek Into Darkness matches the charm of it's predecessor, while managing to cross into darker territory.
February 16, 2015
Totally entertaining. I like this new cast, plus Cumberbatch makes a great villain. I thought the plot was a bit standard, but overall it was a great way to spend a snowy afternoon.
July 1, 2013
A great summer blockbuster