Star Trek Into Darkness (Film) Review

Star Trek Into Darkness

Released: 16th May 2013
Director: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 123

Visually spectacular and suitably action packed, Star Trek Into Darkness is a rock-solid installment in the venerable sci-fi franchise, even if it's not as fresh as its predecessor.

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. (c) Paramount

David Edelstein (New York Magazine) said:
"Abrams has a gift for making us feel as if Star Trek Into Darkness vaulted from our own Trek-ish daydreams."

Anthony Quinn (Independent) said:
"Star Trek Into Darkness gets the job done without ever threatening to raise one's pulse. It's a thoroughly professional entertainment."

Nigel Andrews (Financial Times) said:
"The screen explodes with all the colours of the universe in Star Trek Into Darkness."

Adam Woodward (Little White Lies) said:
"A solid but infrequently spectacular addition to a rejuvenated franchise."

Peter Bradshaw (Guardian [UK]) said:
"Above all, Quinto is enduringly great: his Spock is vulnerable, sensitive, emotionally constricted, but idealistic and heroic as well. The franchise will always have life with him on board."

Michael Leader (Film4) said:
"As brash, spectacular and energetic as its immediate predecessor, but without novelty on its side"

Ian Freer (Empire Magazine) said:
"In some sense, the title is misleading. Into Darkness is a blast, fun, funny, spectacular and exhilarating."

Scott Foundas (Variety) said:
""Into Darkness" may not boldly go where no "Trek" adventure has gone before, but getting there is such a well-crafted, immensely pleasurable ride that it would be positively Vulcan to nitpick."

Todd McCarthy (Hollywood Reporter) said:
"The production gives the impression of a massive machine cranked up for two hours of full output; it efficiently delivers what it's built to do, but without style or personality."

Kate Muir (Times [UK]) said:
"This latest Star Trek wavers entertainingly between the silly and the Shakespearean. After a shaky, old-school start, the comedy comes at warp speed."

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