Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews
September 25, 2014
After dealing with the altered timeline and Nero, who's next? KHAAAAAAAAAN!
September 25, 2014
The film was great! Then came the last 15 minutes.
September 24, 2014
Great Almost Perfect. Again the previous movie was Perfect and this was outstanding and just great
October 6, 2013
Into Darkness is a highly entertaining and visually spectacular sequel.
July 14, 2013
Surprisingly good (for a totally-not-science-fiction action movie)
No, not surprising because Star Trek is nerdy and shit. I love Star Trek, and particularly the OS characters.
Surprising after the complete disaster of Star Trek (2009) which was exactly the same kind of terrible as happened to the Star Wars reboots. Just puke and trendiness. Their target audience is hipsters who opt to support Star Trek because of nerd-chic and "it's retro", instead of.. you know, Nerds With Valour And Honour And Such. It was just explosions and boy-models.
1. The acting is better (than Star Trek 2009).
2. The villany is better (than Star Trek 2009).
3. It's still not as good as the Original Series, or any of the old movies. However, do note that normal people basically hate the Original Series because of the lack of CG and post-editing, and really just want to see pretty boys and explosions.
4. Most importantly - the conceptual science fiction that built the series is entirely absent. They're pretty much stripped all the science ficiton from this, and just set a young-cop-discovers-corruption-in-the police-force-as-the-chief-sets-him-up-for-failure plot that is set against a backdrop of "being on a spaceship." The plot itself is entirely science fiction or speculative/inventive science fiction free. Which is what we all love about Star Trek. So. That's sad.
5. It's really just an action film.
6! EVERYONE NEEDS TO STOP CALLING STAR TREK 2009 A SUCCESSFUL REBOOT. It's not. just because you liked it, making it successful, doesn't make it successful at being a reboot. It's not a reboot. It didn't succeed at having anything at all to do with Star Trek except paying a royalty to use the name. Congratulations, it's a successful marketing sceme. Honeslty have you even seen Star Trek. The only thing that had in common was that they recycled the name of the franchise and characters.
How weird is it that this happened to Star Trek and Star Wars, both of which were largely about behaving honourably.
|S Hassan H||
September 21, 2014
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May 21, 2013
It was splendid! JJ's take on an old classic is fabulous. 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' it's just the best.
September 27, 2011
Equally great and barely better than its great predecessor by being more thrilling, putting more in the characters' emotions (like Harry Potter 6), and seeing both the great cast and the Enterprise again along with the main theme. (A)
(Full review coming soon - with better wording probably)
September 14, 2014
"How do we hide our SPACESHIP from the Cavemen? Why under the ocean of course!"
The opening sequence just underlines the ridiculousness layered throughout the entirety of the film. Eventually it gives up on even trying and recycles moments from Star Trek II, with almost none of the emotional punch the original provided us.
September 14, 2014
A special effects spectacular on a grand scale. This reworking of The Wrath of Khan is engrossing and imaginative. The main crew of the Enterprise all exceed their limitations at some point in the movie, making them more heroic and deepening our affection for the characters. I really liked Dr. Marcus (Alice Eve) too. Cumberbatch is awesome as Khan. You feel he is playing with the crew the entire movie. This movie is brilliant and fun to watch.
September 13, 2014
Rip-roaring blockbuster rollercoaster ride - does not disappoint, though I ended up rooting for the villian more than the enterprise for much of the film. Hard not to when he's so much more interesting than the protagonists.
Still, good setup for the wrath of khan, I guess. 4 stars, only because essentially it's popcorn, but great popcorn.
May 30, 2014
Star Trek Into Darkness is a satisfying, and a fantastic tribute to Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. Many have expressed disappointment at the casting of Bennedict Cumberbatch as the main antagonist due to his lack of racial accuracy. They miss the mark by a mile. Because J.J. Abrams chose to cast the very best in this film. Regardless of ethnicity. And that, my friends, is racial equality.
September 11, 2014
Star Trek Into Darkness tops its 2009 predecessor in nearly every way, a difficult task to be sure considering that film's excellence. Into Darkness is huge in scope, infinitely fun, dramatically sound, and very well balanced in terms of recreating critical pieces from "Space Seed" and The Wrath of Khan and combining them with new ideas and new execution of favorite old moments, of which there are too many to mention and at the cost of spoiling the surprises. The performances are fantastic, the action is insanely exciting, the special effects are seamless, and the drama is top-notch. It's the perfect Summer blockbuster and a film casual audiences and Star Trek die hards alike will love, even if the film is absent the thematic subtext of A Tale of Two Cities that brought the previous "Khan" film full circle. But then again, Into Darkness tells a different story for a different time with its own themes built around other classic Star Trek, and innately human, themes.
October 8, 2013
Solid! you get what you expect. a decent plot with somewhat foreseeable - but not completely obvious - twists and a good amount of space action. zachary quinto gets the additional minutes of screen time that he deserves, benedict cumberbatch is great as the evil threat, and zoe saldana is as superfluous as ever.
September 6, 2014
Star Trek into the Darkness was one long winded sci fi movie.
I finally understand the term you have to be a fan to be able to sit through this series of movies. I never picked a side before Star Trek Vs Star Wars. After this movie i have made my decision. I am a Star Wars fan. this movie was far to long and boring it had a story but they dragged and dragged it.
A movie that i would watch once and not bother with ever again. If your a fan of the Star Trek series this is a must see.
Kids can watch this its just got sci fi action that goes no where for over 2 hours.
December 6, 2012
A bit of a letdown considering the breath of fresh air that was the 2009 reboot. The plot meanders and falls prey to needless bombast more than it needs to. The first act is solid, but everything after is a classic example of Lindelof syndrome: lots of intrigue and uninspired payoff.
May 1, 2013
September 5, 2014
Well JJ to be honest I never liked Star Trek that much.. :/ But you did a nice job developing this movie. :) Good remake of wrath of khan, Not sure when you could do the wrath of khan movies... Well I hope your working hard and trying to make the best story for Star wars episode 7. :) (I'm desperate for that since I already saw the orginals and the prequels a million times already.)
January 29, 2014
It's just as good as its predecessor. There's a ton of intense action, humor, powerful acting - everything you expected from this sequel. This is a fantastic visionary roller-coaster ride.
September 2, 2014
While no means bad or isn't as good as what its predecessor gave us,Star Trek Into Darkness is never the less great thanks to its visuals,action,and characters.