Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews

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May 20, 2013
Most of the logic has leached away from this movie, and with it half of the fun.
Top Critic
May 18, 2013
Happily, there's a good deal of fun if you like things crashing violently into each other and out of warp-drive at regular intervals.
May 17, 2013
For all its chasing and falling and fighting-and the movie supplies a great deal of each-Star Trek Into Darkness is at its best when the Enterprise crew are merely bickering and bantering among themselves: less space opera than soap opera.
May 17, 2013
The conceptual sci-fi of the original series is nowhere to be found, though you might enjoy watching the skinny young actors approximate their counterparts from the 60s; Chris Pine is especially good as Captain Kirk.
May 16, 2013
While the action is often electric, it's the relationships that matter. That, and a lippy regard for a cultural legacy.
May 16, 2013
The film is, for whatever else it might be, one of the funniest of the Star Trek entries.
May 16, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness is a step forward from Abrams' initial foray into this universe in the 2009 movie.
May 16, 2013
For two movies in a row now -- and possibly even more in the second than the first -- [Abrams has] caught some of the spark of the first Star Trek without either mimicking or desecrating the original.
May 16, 2013
The result is a wild piece of entertainment that manages to be about something. Beam yourself up for this one.
May 16, 2013
J.J. Abrams's Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to his prequel, delivers the goods, even if some of the goods are less than fresh.
Top Critic
May 16, 2013
Rip-roaring set-pieces aside, the biggest pleasure here is still the yin-yang chemistry between Kirk and Spock, even as the writers sand down the barbed edges of the characters' interactions.
May 16, 2013
"Star Trek Into Darkness" is one of the most aggressively self-conscious summer blockbusters ever made.
May 16, 2013
Abrams boldly goes into Star Trek Into Darkness, and crushes it again. It's more fun and more intense, without giving less to the characters.
May 16, 2013
This is sufficiently rousing and entertaining that it should please a majority of movie-goers whether they're confessed Trek fans or not.
May 15, 2013
I thought it was really fun, an inventive, surprising rethinking of some of "Star Trek's" most hallowed inventions, but I'm not wedded to the source material as gospel. Trekkies will think it's a desecration. So, pick your side.
May 15, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness offers [a] qualified satisfaction, which, especially after the second half, is akin to the relief of surviving a long beating.
May 15, 2013
Into Darkness is a sleek, thrilling epic that's also a triumphantly witty popcorn morality play. It's everything you could want in a Star Trek movie.
May 15, 2013
What this movie does with a not-unfamiliar-to-some story is pretty clever, and the incarnation of a classic villain by British cheekbone virtuoso Benedict Cumberbatch is vivid and engaging.
May 15, 2013
It's a great deal of brash fun, and it should satisfy all those basic Trekkie cravings.
May 15, 2013
For all its reckoning with mass destruction, this franchise's vision of a future Earth remains optimistic. The film mixes the iconically familiar with the futuristic.
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