Dan's Review of Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Into Darkness(2013)
An energetic, well-scripted sequel concerning the crew of The Final Frontier, led by Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), and how a new villain named Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) emerges after a deadly terrorist attack in London. This movie does not really miss a beat, possessing the same energy, action, and sense of humor the first film did, as well as an ability to throw in real doubt concerning the safety of some main characters lives. While it still does not hold the same epic qualities and darkness that the great 'Star Wars' films do, this is still a solid entry into what looks like could be a very promising series for J.J. Abams (who ironically is now heading the 'Star Wars' franchise as well). The acting is fantastic, notably Zachary Quinto as Spock and Cumberbatch, and the action set pieces are pretty thrilling.