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Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews

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January 22, 2014
In terms of sheer spectacle, there's no denying that it delivers. For all the build-up, hype, and hope leading up to the film, it's just a shame there isn't a whole lot more.
December 17, 2013
The effects are exhilarating, even in these jaded post-3D days, and there are enough action set-pieces, humour and character development to distract from a plot that isn't exactly sci-fi's final frontier.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2013
J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness is a bigger and much louder sequel, which sacrifices brains and character building for expensive spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 28, 2013
Cumberbatch, with his otherworldly aura of menace and basso profundo rumble of voice, makes a worthy and memorable Big Bad in the annals of Trek lore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2013
It's generally a lot of fun, but it's exhausting, and the busyness only somewhat disguises the fact that the story doesn't entirely make sense.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 7, 2013
Suggests someone painting by numbers with Herculian intensity, and the effect is hollow and dispassionate.
June 30, 2013
Not as audacious or exciting as its predecessor but this sequel is still a fun summer ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 28, 2013
...a terminally perfunctory followup that just barely gets the job done...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 27, 2013
Far from going where no one has gone before, this Star Trek is only interested in retreating along its old tracks.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 18, 2013
Either reinvent or stick to the source material, don't try to have your fun both ways. It doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 15, 2013
... a summer film that dimly reminds viewers of what it used to be - and could be again - while still being little more than a rollercoaster ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
June 12, 2013
There's really very little to complain about in this warp-speed sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 4, 2013
so enjoyable that it becomes easy to forget that virtually everything in the film is a riff or spin on something we (including only casual Star Trek fans) have already seen
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 3, 2013
Thrilling if not exactly groundbreaking fun...yet something is missing this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 3, 2013
Moment to moment, it's as entertaining, rousing and visually impressive as any recent science-fiction action epic, but the script is cratered with illogical motivations and plot holes large enough to swallow Classic Trek's Doomsday Machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2013
Even old-school Trekkers will enjoy this voyage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 31, 2013
J.J. Abrams' sequel is smart, fun, witty, essential sci-fi.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 28, 2013
It feels a little "been there, done that" but it still entertains.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 28, 2013
'Star Trek' safely does its job and is easily the first must-see action flick of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 27, 2013
Maintaining its reverence for the source material while employing an exuberant and clever script with one heck of a plot twist, Star Trek: Into Darkness is great fun and a more than worthy successor to the excellent first film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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