Monday, May 27, 2013

Movie Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness
Directed by J.J. Abrams
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and more.



I finally got around to seeing the latest Star Trek movie: Into Darkness. This was fantastic. I highly enjoyed the character developments of Spock and Captain Kirk. All of the main crew members of the Enterprise were great. I can't choose any favorites because the whole ensemble worked so well together. I happen to be not so familiar with the Star Trek universe and all it's characters, so I had no idea what to expect from the main villain in this movie. Khan was such an intense and cool character. He's such a mystery because at times, he seemed like a sympathetic character that was perhaps, maybe misunderstood. Not until later in the movie do you realize just how evil the guy is.

I just loved seeing the Enterprise fly at warp speed. The Enterprise getting attacked was a powerful scene to be watching people get sucked out into the vacuum of space and seeing how defenseless were the ship and crew. This movie was such a thrill to watch and I was very engrossed into all of the action and the friendships and love the crew had for each other.

The plot focuses on a character called Khan. Captain Kirk and his crew are out to capture/kill him for his attacks and his threat to the whole universe.

My only gripe, and it's a very small one, with the movie was the cameo by Leonard Nemoy. Spock says he doesn't want to divulge information to his younger self about the future because he wants him to come to his own conclusions, revelations and experiences but it's a moot point as he then tells his younger self about Khan and what a threat the guy is!

Still, this was a great movie. It had a great combination of action, adventure, heart and even comedy. The visual effects were brilliant. I saw this movie in the late evening and I didn't feel tempted to fall asleep once!

-O.Pelaez

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