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Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews

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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
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
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 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.
April 17, 2016
It's an agreeable ride and the fact that it treads so little new ground doesn't much detract from its pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 9, 2015
Star Trek has always worn its sins on its sleeve, and it's no different here, delivering pure, self-aware escapism.
July 15, 2015
The poor movie. It just wears itself right out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2015
J.J. Abrams once again successfully creates a fast-paced summer adventure that audiences should love.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 14, 2014
The 9/11-style attack on London at the film's beginning is followed by backstory upon cover story and bright rhetoric soars and false flags are planted. They darkly wave. Political opportunity is not wasted on ready opportunists.
February 7, 2014
Star Trek Into Darkness still manages to be an even more enjoyable film than its precursor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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-
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