“Star Trek Into Darkness”

May 19th, 2013 at 10:33 am by under A Look at the Movies

3 Stars

Rated PG-13
2 hours 15 minutes

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana

Aging Trekkers will be happy to know a young Captain Kirk and his cool crew aboard the Star ship
Enterprise invigorate “Star Trek Into Darkness”.

The not so friendly skies of the future host a not very Imaginative adventure story. But It’s got a rich helping of nostalgia. The chemistry between Chris Pine’s Kirk and Zachary Quinto’s Spock is “Star Trek’s” ageless ingredient.

Director J.J. Abrams just couldn’t resist spicing up the Enterprise crew to keep Kirk and Spock honest. The villain’s a familiar nemesis, Khan. Benedict Cumberbatch injects enough venom into his character to really annoy the usually unflappable Captain Kirk.

Scenes of imminent danger and mass destruction justify the cost of producing this epic adventure. Character recognition will carry a long running franchise only so far.

But at the end of the day, the mutual concern between Kirk and Spock is what carries “Star Trek Into Darkness” toward the light at the end of the tunnel.

We’re talking about an ageless “Star Trek” adventure series that still has enough fuel in it’s tank to keep going at warp speed.

Certainly enough for Becker to beam up a glittering three stars. “Star Trek Into Darkness” will have fans turning back the clock.

 

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