Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) Directed by JJ Abrams

Star Trek Into Darkness

Ok, so it’s been a couple months since I went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness, but I figure I should at least give it a brief review. I managed to go see it almost at the last showing before it got pulled from the theaters. If I had to compare it to the original reboot [Star Trek (2009], which it appears I never reviewed, I would say it was almost as good. There’s quite a bit of action, a little comedy, and just a sprinkling of romance. I did not really read anything about the movie ahead of time, so was a bit surprised when the identity of the terrorist was revealed.

The character development, specifically between Spock and Kirk, and Spock and Uhura was interesting watch. I’m not sure why, but I found myself a bit annoyed at Spock’s struggles to contain his emotions. From the classic TV series and original movies, I can think of any times that Spock lost control that stand out in my memory. Maybe it is because this is a reboot in a similar universe, or possibly because Spock is still young.

I think those that have not seen the original TV/Movie Spock might not even think twice about his struggles. Despite my annoyance, Spock is a more likeable character than Kirk, who comes off way too cocky for his own good. If I dare say, he seems a bit more sure of himself then Luke Skywalker in Star Wars (which was annoying in his own way). Overall though, the movie was very enjoyable and I was a bit sad that it ended when it did. I’ll definitely see the next one, preferably in IMAX or 3D.

Star Trek: Into Darkness comes out on DVD/Bluray on September 10th, so be sure to check it out if you missed it in the theater.

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