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Star Trek Into Darkness

Published September 8, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness

Film info

  • Title Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Directors
  • Year 2013
  • Run time
  • Genres
  • Tagline Earth will fall

J.J. Abrams STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is the best-reviewed blockbuster of the year. 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 will embark on the greatest manhunt in history. It will take all of their skills and teamwork to defend Earth and eliminate Khan’s threat in this 'sleek, thrilling epic.'

Fast Facts

Title: Star Trek Into Darkness Director: J. J Abrams Year: 2013 Run time: 2 hrs 3 mins

Background Info

Been looking forward to this one for a while. Really enjoyed the first one, although thinking back I can’t remember too much of the specific plot details and the big twist that allows them to redo all the adventures still alludes me a little. But nevertheless, it’s not necessary to know that stuff, it’s just necessary to buckle up and prepare for the lens flare.

Live Blog

2:46 - Two minutes and already some “highly illogical” from Spock. 5:17 - I didn’t know the Enterprise was waterproof! 8:45 - This yellow and red planet is very pretty. 12:31 - All worlds collide - Sherlock talks to Mickey from Doctor Who in a Star Trek film. 14:28 - “I am Vulcan, Sir, we embrace technicality.” 26:21 - It seems pretty poor planning for them to be in a room with a window, instead of in a bunker somewhere. 37:32 - There can’t be a mission without Scotty! 44:27 - I like that they don’t have to order replacements. As soon as one yellow shirt moves to a new position, another one sneaks in their place. 45:05 - Did we see those red shirts just so we know those two are “red shirts”? 49:10 - It’d be fun if they came out the other end facing the other way, like the Bond mistake. 53:41 - The Klingon sword-weapon things are very cool. 57:34 - The prison with a glass wall is very Avengers. 1:07:28 - Silly question, if you are an engineer between jobs, can you just nab a ship and travel to whatever coordinates you like then? 1:17:37 - Warp speed chase! 1:26:00 - “I’m running, stand by.” 1:34:26 - Three chaps running through a space ship with guns. It’s like every boy’s dream! 1:45:34 - I like being able to actually see the misalignment. 1:51:55 - If Spock gets rage, that is real proper rage. 1:56:55 - Vulcan death grip!

Conclusions

The lens flare situation was much improved - it only crept in a little obnoxiously at the end. I liked getting suspicious of the characters and following their twists and turns as they proved to be good/bad/otherwise. I saw some complaints about over-use of CGI, which always baffles me when you’re talking about a film like this. However, I realised that I hadn’t noticed the CGI one way or the other which must surely be a good thing. Enjoyed the various dialogue scenes with Spock, and with Scotty, those two really make the films for me.

**Rating: **5/5

Rating: Unrated

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