Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Directed by J.J. Abrams
Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch
A terror threat from within Starfleet is causing havoc with the organisation so Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise must find him before it is too late.
I love J.J’s first Star Trek and was very excited about seeing this latest incarnation and what it might have in store and I was not disappointed.
The regular crew members of the Enterprise are all on form and once again the actors play the characters brilliantly and the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain is just genius. He’s a very strong, scary character and is a perfect adversary for Kirk and Spock to take on. Each character has their own starring part in the film to make them stand out from the rest and Urban’s Bones has some of the classic lines we know and love. The film looked visually amazing and the classic music gives you a warm happy feeling inside. Having seen this in IMAX 3D I must say that some of the scenes looked brilliant in 3D and some of the best ive ever seen.
The introduction of some classic villians such as the Klingons could easily lead to potential story lines in future films as well as some other characters that made appearances. The Enterprise jumping to warp effect that was used looked amazing and put a smile on my face every time.
Will there be a third in the series, and if so will it be directed by the Star Wars bound J.J. We can only hope.
The film was a fun thrill ride through space showing the levels of friendship that have grown within the crew. Pine and Cumberbatch were fantastic together on screen and the script was brilliant and fresh all while keeping faith with the hardcore trekkies. If you enjoyed the first one then you will also love this. Catch it at the cinema while you can because I want to talk about it with everyone.
TheFriedGold rating 9/10 – Maximum warp. Punch it.
Edgar Wright got people talking when he tweeted that he had filmed a shot for a big film this summer. Everyone thought it was going to be something Marvel related due to his future involvement. However it turned out that he had been involved in a shot with the Klingons in this film