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Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews

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May 21, 2018
This is a film that's simultaneously trying too hard and aiming too low.
March 5, 2018
This movie is action PACKED.
October 31, 2017
Star Trek Into Darkness finally gives the talented Cumberbatch the chance to show Hollywood what he can do on the big screen, and, boy, does he seize it with both hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 20, 2017
Darkness never really works as anything because it doesn't have any purpose.
September 5, 2017
Pulling off the trick of being both irreverent and Trekkie-pleasing, JJ Abrams effortlessly orchestrates massive action set pieces, a galaxy of 'cor look at that' CGI effects and well-modulated character scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 18, 2017
Even with his superior technology and an established commitment to innovative storytelling, Abrams might have been overly ambitious when deciding to halfway alter a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 14, 2016
Star Trek Into Darkness is a high octane but messily plotted romp, with solid performances papering over plot holes you could pilot a galaxy-class starship through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2016
The socio-political commentary of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' is about as sophisticated as you'd expect from scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtman, who also wrote the first two 'Transformers' movies.
June 17, 2016
The film is pretty spectacular, with enthralling action sequences and stellar special effects (when you can make them out through director J.J. Abrams' omnipresent lens flares).
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 14, 2016
A well-made, somewhat serious-minded adventure flick is a rare thing, even one that does not seem quite as deliciously new as J.J. Abrams's 2009 reinvention -- which is merely to say that it is not my new favourite popcorn flick of all time.
June 14, 2016
At the core of Abrams' brilliant rebranding, beyond the astute and well-measured use of high-powered special FX, is the inspired casting of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as the younger Kirk and Spock.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 14, 2016
An exhilarating and often moving addition to the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2016
Its greatest embarrassment is in trying to steal classic Star Trek moments without having a clue as to why those moments had meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 14, 2016
Whilst it arguably lacks the fresh energy of the first outing, Abrams here seems content to make minor tweaks to a winning formula, all the while keeping his sci-fi space opera accessible to all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2016
Into Darkness is an enjoyably solid effort, but it suffers from a lack of the innovation and inspiration of its predecessor (or indeed of Abrams's best work on TV).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2016
Apart from the grand set designs, which are stunning and seen through the blue hue of lens flare, the characters are the strongest asset here and are brought to life by the stellar cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 14, 2016
The film will grab you from the opening shot and not let go.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2016
What Abrams has given us is the gravy without the meat and potatoes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2016
Ultimately, "Into Darkness" is prophetic and profound, vying for a place in the sci-fi Hall of Fame that houses "Blade Runner" and, well, the original "Star Trek."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2016
The geeky, bookish old days of Trekkies deciphering every single clue and riddle may remain, but the new Star Trek is more interested in spectacle and digital pageantry, and no one could deny that that is Abrams' strength.
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