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Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Directed by J.J. Abrams

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch

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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.

 

Recommend

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.

 

Film Fact

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

 

 

 

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Is J.J. the director we were looking for?

So the news coming from across the pond is that J.J. Abrams has been selected to take on the directing duties for Star Wars Episode VII even though it was only a few weeks ago that he was ruling himself out of it.
I think this is fantastic news given J.J.’s track record of Alias, Lost, Fringe and then turning to films like Cloverfield, Mission Impossible, Super 8 and taking the reins of Star Trek on the big screen. This man seems to have a golden touch and is probably the best possible person to work on bringing Star Wars back to its original roots. His work with Star Trek was fantastic, yes he might have changed the history of Kirk and the Enterprise crew by creating an alternate timeline but by doing this he helped create a new fan base by giving it a refresh while at the same time keeping so much in for the original hard-core Trekkies.
Not just with Star Trek but with his other work he cared about the audience and wants to please them/us so I don’t see why Star Wars would be any different. We will obviously have new characters, stories, and I’m sure some good old J.J. camera flare shots but he will also include aspects of the Star Wars history, and returning characters, to keep everyone happy.
One person who I imagine is ecstatic by this news will be Simon Pegg. As a massive self-confessed Star Wars geek I’m sure he will be hoping to team up with J.J. once again and get a role in the film having worked with him in two Mission Impossible films and two Star Trek films.

The only negative that could arise from this is what will happen to the futures of Mission Impossible and more importantly Star Trek? Given there has been a 4 year gap between Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness we could see the same sort of wait for Star Trek 3 meaning a 2017 release giving plenty of time for Star Wars.
However I think we can all agree now, and we didn’t want to believe it, that J.J. Abrams is indeed our father. YYYYEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Top 15 films to look out for in 2013

Following on from last year I have compiled a list of films, that I am looking forward to, being released this in 2013. It was going to be a top 10 but there were far too many so I made it a top 15 to look out for.

So have a read and see if any of these are getting you excited for the film year ahead.

 

 

A Good Day to Die Harda_good_way_to_die_hard_poster_2

Directed by John Moore

Starring Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney

Taking place in Russia, John McClain goes after his son who is in a spot of trouble with some local authorities. Expect guns, explosions, witty one liners and a Yippie-ki-yay…….

Out February 14th

 

 

Oz the Great and Powerfuloz-the-great-and-powerful-poster

Directed by Sam Raimi

Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams

Ever wondered how the wizard ever came to live in OZ. This tells the story of how a young magician is transported to the Land of Oz and his encounters with the inhabitants.

Out March 8th 

 

 

Iron Man 3  Iron-Man-3-Poster

Directed by Shane Black

Starring Robert Downey Jnr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and Guy Pierce

Taking place right after the events of Avengers Assemble, Tony Stark is trying to deal with who he is. The man or the suit? Stark comes up against his toughest threat yet in the Mandarin as his personal world crumbles around him.

Out April 26th

 

 

Star Trek into Darkness star-trek-into-darkness-poster

Directed by J.J. Abrams

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg and Benedict Cumberbatch

The crew of the Enterprise find Starfleet and the Earth in chaos and it is up to the Kirk and his crew to find who is responsible and settle an old score.

Out May 17th

 

 

 

Only God Forgivesonly_god_forgives_poster

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Starring Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas

This film reunites the team that brought us Drive, Refn and Gosling. The film is about a Thai boxing club that is the front for a family’s drug business. Things don’t go to plan and Gosling is forced to find the people who killed his brother.

Out May 23rd

 

 

 

 

 

The Hangover 3hangover_wolfpack

Directed by Todd Phillips

Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zack Galifianakis

Not much has been released about this yet, a possible funeral, possible mental home…. But what we do know is that they will be returning to Vegas and the Wolf pack is sure to have one crazy final blowout.

Out May 24th

 

 

 

Man of Steelsuperman_man_of_steel

Directed by Zach Snyder

Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne and Russell Crowe

Yes this is another Superman film and we will probably see a lot of Kal-el becoming Clark Kent and Clark Kent becoming Superman once again but this will be different. Christopher Nolan is helping produce and helped write the story which already adds anticipation considering what he did for the Batman franchise.

Out June 14th

 

 

 

 

Monsters Universitymonsters_university_poster

Directed by Dan Scanlon

Starring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal

This is the story of how Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sully” Sullivan met at university and became best friends before going into the scaring business.

Out July 12th

 

 

 

 

The Wolverine the-wolverine-poster

Directed by James Mangold

Starring Hugh Jackman

Taking place after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan travels to Japan to deal with his continuing issues but soon finds himself in a battle against someone from his past.

Out July 26th

 

 

 

 

 

The Worlds End  the_worlds_end_poster

Directed by Edgar Wright

Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine and Martin Freeman

This is the final part in the ‘Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy’ which will see the green mint choc-chip ice cream being used. The story is based around five child hood friends who meet up to repeat a pub crawl that they did in their younger days which finishes in The Worlds End pub. However things don’t go according to plan and they realise that it’s not just their own lives they should worry about but the whole worlds.

Out August 14th 

 

 

 

Elysiummatt_damon_elysium

Directed by Neill Blomkamp

Starring Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley and Jodie Foster

There are two types of people that live in the year 2159. Wealthy ones who live on the space station Elysium and the rest who live on an overpopulated and destroyed Earth. The film sees a plan to make everyone equal by sending ex-con Damon on a mission to make the 2 worlds 1.

Out September 20th

 

 

 

 

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For  Sin-City-A-Dame-to-Kill-For-Poster

Directed by Robert Rodriguez

Starring Mickey Rourke, Michael Madsen, Jamie King, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Josh Brolin and Joseph Gordon Levitt

Mostly based on the second book in the Sin City series by Frank Miller Sin City: A Dame to Kill For follows the same path of the first film looking over 4 different stories that intertwine. 1 of the stories is new and has Joseph Gordon Levitt playing a cocky gambler called Johnny. Anything with JGL in gets my vote.

Out October 2nd

 

 

 

 

Thor: The Dark Worldthor_2

Directed by Alan Taylor

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård and Christopher Ecclestone

A primeval race intends to send the universe in to darkness while at the same time Thor battles to save all the Nine Realms. Thor must team with Jane Foster to save the universe from the evil Malekith. What makes this even more interesting is director Alan Taylor has also worked on the 1st and 2nd series of Game of Thrones.

Out October 30th

 

 

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug TheHobbit_

Directed by Peter Jackson

Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Andy Serkis

Continues on from where The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey left off. Expect stunning visuals and great fun.

Out December 13th 

 

 

 

Anchorman: The Legend Continues anchorman_2_poster

Directed by Adam McKay

Starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate

Not much has been released about what we can expect from this film. All we know is that the news team are reuniting and that the story may involve a custody battle and some bowling.

Out December 20th

 

So how are we feeling about Star Trek into Darkness?

So over the last week we have had a teaser poster and a teaser trailer and what do we know about it. Still not much. Rumours are rife about who Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing and what about Alice Eve’s character who looks very nice in the bright blue uniform.

If you are lucky enough to catch the 1st 9 minutes of the film in front of The Hobbit IMAX showings you might just get a little taster of what to expect from these new (new used very lightly if you are to believe rumours) additions to the Star Trek universe.

Anyway in case you missed them here is the poster and trailer. Enjoy

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Star Trek Into Darkness is out 17th May 2013