When a ruthless mastermind known as Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) declares a one-man war on the Federation, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and the daring crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise set out on their most explosive manhunt of all time. It will take everything in their arsenal to defend Earth and eliminate Khan's deadly threat...
Nice visual effects - shame about the rest of it :(
- Star Trek Into Darkness review by RP
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You rated this film: 3
This is definitely a film for the boys - lots of crash-bang-wallop, chases, fisticuffs in space, explosions, spaceship crashes, flashy visual effects and plenty of technobabble. While I liked the 2009 Start Trek reboot, this current film is a bit of a disappointment.
Directed again by J. J. Abrams, he manages to assemble the same main actors with the too-pretty Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and introduces the also too-pretty Alice Eve as a weapons expert and the rather good Benedict Cumberbatch as super-baddy Kahn (now, a Brit as a baddy - who'd a thunk it). There also seems to be much use of blue contact lenses to make everyone look good.
I won't go over the plot, such as it is, only to say that it's weak with a weak script and dodgy dialogue - especially that from Simon Pegg with an extremely dodgy Scottish accent.
Not bad, just average. And the visual effects are rather good. 3/5 stars.
Terrible script, lazy directing - Disappointing
- Star Trek Into Darkness review by fA
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You rated this film: 1
I really enjoyed JJ Abrams first Trekkie film, so I expected this to be good. I love the original Star Trek series and it's philosophical plots. Unfortunately, this movie was total rubbish from start to finish. Ridiculous life and death scenarios that it's impossible to suspend disbelief. Shockingly bad script. I kept expecting the actors to turn to the director and exclaim "My character would never say that". The film makers are overly relying on the viewers having fond familiarity with the well known characters and their personality quirks, which has made them lazy about fundamentals, like the script, believability in how the characters interact with each other or react to the deaths of colleagues and friends. I suppose they thought Trekkies are so fanatical, they'll pay to see any old rubbish. Special effects are in abundance, but there's nothing special about them. They doesn't save the movie. In summary - no substance, nothing intriguing, full of obvious cliches and wholly unsatisfactory.