Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews

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June 8, 2019
As if everyone involved was just going through the motions, playing Star Trek dress-up but ignoring the true essence of what they're trying to embody.
April 12, 2019
Gleefully scavenges familiar moments from prior iterations of the brand, but with none of the accrued emotional heft.
February 26, 2019
That Into Darkness reaches for relevance while ringing hollow should come as little surprise, but that doesn't stop it from being disappointing.
December 19, 2018
The script turns out to be pretty predictable, especially for those who notice the real-life political parallels (which are almost impossible to miss).
August 10, 2018
Does a good job of building things up before descending irredeemably into a place where no one can hear you scream.
May 21, 2018
This is a film that's simultaneously trying too hard and aiming too low.
October 21, 2017
Darkness never really works as anything because it doesn't have any purpose.
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.
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.
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 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.
June 14, 2016
What Abrams has given us is the gravy without the meat and potatoes.
May 5, 2015
This sorry sequel feels rote and hopelessly derivative, timidly going where we all have already gone before.
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.
July 7, 2013
Suggests someone painting by numbers with Herculian intensity, and the effect is hollow and dispassionate.
June 27, 2013
Far from going where no one has gone before, this Star Trek is only interested in retreating along its old tracks.
June 18, 2013
Either reinvent or stick to the source material, don't try to have your fun both ways. It doesn't work.
May 20, 2013
Most of the logic has leached away from this movie, and with it half of the fun.
May 19, 2013
Abrams works in scenes of friendship, honour, loss and loyalty, but the drama coasts on the emotional legacy of the series rather than creating any of its own heart or warmth.
May 17, 2013
More business than artful execution. Director J.J. Abrams just isn't a natural born storyteller, all high notes and no rhythm.
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