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Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews

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J.C. Mašek III
PopMatters
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
Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight
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.
Tom Meek
Cambridge Day
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
Joseph Walsh
CineVue
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
Adam Sweeting
The Arts Desk
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
Kaori Shoji
Japan Times
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
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
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.
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
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.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 15, 2015
The poor movie. It just wears itself right out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com
April 23, 2015
J.J. Abrams once again successfully creates a fast-paced summer adventure that audiences should love.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Ray Pride
Newcity
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.
Johnny Walker
Future Movies UK
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
Bryan Bishop
The Verge
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.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
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
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
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
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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-
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
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
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