Star Trek Into Darkness – Movie Review
Director: J.J. Abrams
Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Gene Roddenberry (original television series “Star Trek”)
Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, Leonard Nimoy
I won’t lie–I am a first-generation trekkie. Like most of my early introduction to science fiction, Star Trek was something I learned about from my Dad.
I eagerly watched all the new incarnations of Trek. Eventually, Jean-Luc Picard became my captain, but you never forget your first, and I’ve always had a soft spot for James Tiberius Kirk.
Because of? Despite this? I enjoyed J.J. Abrams’ Trek reboot in 2009.
But Into Darkness? That’s a hard call. Don’t get me wrong–it’s entertaining, it’s fun. High action, great effects, chase scenes, things going boom. But it’s not really my Trek.
Thinking about it later, what I came up with: a group of guys in a room saying: “Which scenes from classic Trek can we twist up in some way that would be really unexpected? Where do we want to end? Okay, now let’s build a movie around those scenes with a build toward that ending.”