The picture opens with the USS Enterprise hoping to rescue the civilization of Planet Nibiru from an impending volcanic eruption that could take out the entire population. When Spock’s (Quinto) life is compromised, Captain Kirk (Pine) makes some tough decisions to keep his colleague safe. Those actions put troublemaker, Kirk at the backseat as Commander of the
After the secret “Section 31” installation is bombed by Starfleet agent John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), a string of events are set into motion that will test the willpower of the USS Enterprise and its members. It’s been stated time and time again that for every hero there has to be an equal if not better villain out to destroy them. That villain is portrayed with ferocious intensity by Cumberbatch, whose presence alone sends chills down the spectator; it’s no secret he’s out to do harm, just look at his face. The rest of the picture is a cat and mouse game for the crew to discover the identity of this elusive figure who may not appear who the audience thinks he is. Audiences are also treated to the evolving relationship between Uhura (Saldana) and Spock (Quinto).
The supporting players just like in the predecessor are each allowed ample amounts of time on the screen to assist with the
It’s a sequel in my opinion that outdoes what its predecessor provided to audiences. There is more action, more drama, more characters and a thrilling story that hooks the spectator at the opening of the picture and doesn’t let go into well after the picture ends. Abrams pays exceptional attention to detail in staging the action that never appears forced or uneven; it’s obvious the filmmaker was a fan of the franchise. He understands what the fan wants, just as much as what the picture needs to draw in a new audience.
“Star Trek Into Darkness” is an explosive chapter in the franchise, that is certain to explode at the box-office this weekend. Even if you’re not a fan of the franchise, this is a picture that all ages can enjoy.
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