Editors' pick

Star Trek Into Darkness

MPAA rating: PG-13
Like its predecessor, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ benefits from superb casting and bold, escapist flair.
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Peter Weller
Director: J.J. Abrams
Running time: 2:03
Release: Opened May 16, 2013
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Editorial Review

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ advances the franchise with smarts, flair

Like its predecessor, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ benefits from superb casting and bold, escapist flair.

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ advances the franchise with smarts, flair

Like its predecessor, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ benefits from superb casting and bold, escapist flair.

Reader Reviews

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Hold onto your Butts

I want to preface this review with the fact that I am much more of a Star Wars fan then I am of Star Trek. But don’t get me wrong, I have always loved the Star Trek movies, shows and the expanded Universe of Trek Lore. When it was announced in 2007 that J.J. Abrams would be directing the re-boot of the popular Star Trek franchise I almost lost it. When I finished that movie I couldn't wait for the next one. Abrams started late with directing but as a writer he has definitely wowed us with movies like, Forever Young and Super 8. Check out my site review at sundaydumbday

Better Than The First Film

The reboot film was terrific, but this second in hopefully a series was a cut above the first. Yes, there is a lot of action, but there is also acting and as the review points out, deeper themes along the way. Those deeper themes are in the fine tradition of the original series and later series and movies. Cumberbatch did a superb job and his character had way more depth and motivation than Bana's Romulan in the first flick. Wonderful to see the introduction of characters like Dr. Marcus as well and the takeoff parallels from Wrath were superb. Unfortunately Abrams may be off to try to resusitate Star Wars Let's hope that the new Star Trek series does not suffer too much as a result.

SF+$+Disney=

I had heard that J.J. Abrams, was being considered for directing at least one of Disney's Star Wars trilogy which helped to explain what I think I saw - a ride at Disneyland. A themed ride populated with familiar characters who, like Mickey and Donald, do not quite resemble the original but are "new and improved." Trollied on tracks with scenery, lights, pyrotechnics and some anamatronic, cliche ridden paragraphs delivered prior to arrays of evoked emotional audience responses - rinse and repeat. It was a kiddie ride with no children along. What was worse was realizing that the next Star Wars may be another action packed ride both glorious and unredeemable. Extra star for Urban, Pegg, Greenwood, Weller, CGI and Zak's work on Margin Call

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