Star Trek: Into Darkness Review

The newly released Star Trek Into Darkness film, directed by J.J. Abrams, delivered the perfect balance between old Star Trek traditions with new technology and plot twists to keep everyone interested.

Because it’s J.J. Abrams, there is bound to be a brilliant display of fight scenes and special effects that will blow your mind. Not to mention the classic lens flares. He definitely delivered.  Star Trek was taken to a whole new level of badass through visuals in this film. Especially the scenes in London and San Fransisco.

The plot I must say wasn’t the best, but was definitely no the worst. It was well thought out and well fleshed out, but wasn’t as complex or deep as I think the original Star Treks were. Nevertheless, it was still very well put together.

The villain(s). I say this because there were many forces and people acting against Star Fleet during this film. But Mr. Khan is identified as the main antagonist in the film. To be quite honest, he was one of the best villains I’ve seen in a long time.  

And of course per Jim’s character mostly, there was the comic relief. Bones and Spock have a few hilarious lines in there as well. Those moments were definitely a nice touch to an otherwise decently serious film.

The only thing I didn’t get, and a think a lot of people will agree with me, is the girl in her underwear scene. It didn’t fit into the moment going on or even the larger picture of the film. They through it in there just to get dudes to come and see the movie. Well guess what?! They are gonna see it any way. That scene was unnecessary in my opinion.

The whole team working on the movie did a good job of bringing it to the newer and younger crown while still satisfying those die hard forever Trekkies. If you have a chance, go see it! Brilliant movie, with a brilliant director and brilliant cast.

1 comment

  1. I think he showed Dr. Marcus in her underwear to establish Kirk's interest in her. Descent into Darkness was HEAVILY based off of Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan where Dr. Marcus tells Kirk about his son that she birthed and raised. So I guess this was Abrams' nod to that? Either wan, he had to establish the interest. It was funny though because the girl I saw the movie with was pissed she didn't see Chris Pine shirtless.