James Kirk: Let me explain to you what's going on here. You are a criminal! I watched you murder innocent men and women. I was authorized to end you! And the only reason you are still alive is because I am allowing it! So shut your mouth!!
Star Trek Into Darkness was the first movie on a grander scale! It starts off with a lot going on and doesn't stop until it's over. I feel that the movie used what made the first movie work but also it succeeded in ways the first one failed. The villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch is the true star of the movie. His character, whose name isn't actually John Harrison, was ruthless, cunning, and brilliant. He was also one step ahead of Captain Kirk throughout the movie. One thing that bothered me was Dr. McCoy's overuse of metaphors, which was addressed by Kirk. Klingons made their first appearance in a Star Trek movie in 11 years, long overdue! Their make-up is so realistic and intimidating. Their appearance was brief though; I suspect they may be the primary villains in the third film. I highly recommend this movie to both fans and newcomers alike, though some Trekkies may consider it a desecration. If JJ Abrams is this good with Star Trek, I can't imagine how well he will do with Star Wars!
every bit of that movie was awesome! The explosions, the suits, the humor, the whole damn thing! Shane Black is real good at balancing the darker tones with the fun, humorous signature tones of Marvel! There is so much stuff you don't expect to be in this movie at all! You are in for a huge surprise if you see IRON MAN 3!
It started out slow at first and it wasnt as funny as it was supposed to be even though they were clearly trying. However, once the characters started getting their hands dirty things started getting better. The chemistry between the leads is a plus, as well as the action and graphic violence. Michael Bay clearly held back on this one as there was only 1 explosion in the entire movie, and the guy in it survived! With all the ridiculous profanity, dark humor, and bloody violence, you really can't believe this is a true story. And that's exactly the point of this great movie!
Critics were far too harsh with this movie. Sure it was a little silly and relentless at times, that doesn't mean it was awful! I thought it was great, adding the Rock to the cast was an improvement. Getting rid of the lazer-guns, and nanomite missiles and replacing them with real weapons and vehicles was also a good idea. That way it wouldn't rely on visual effects so much as in the 1st movie. The action scenes including the Himalayas was spectacular as well! 3D was not the best idea though, it gave me some eyestrain. Overall, a great GI Joe movie made by a die hard GI Joe fan!