"All hailing frequencies open, sir" My review of 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'
Star Trek:Into Darkness(2013)
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Also starring- Lens Flare
|I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. Abrams!|
Special Guest Star- Alice Eve's Undies.
|Y'all were offended by THIS?!|
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
After the jump, the review. I'm placing the review behind the jump cut, because there might be spoilers. If you don't want to be spoiled, this is your last chance to hit the back button ;) Just sayin'.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHOY!
Remember, there might be spoilers ahead...
Okay, last chance to hit the back button.
Dear God in Heaven. Where do I begin? This movie has so much going on, it's hard to decide where to start, so, I'll just start In Media Res. That's literally how the movie starts, with Kirk & Company on a planet called Nibiru, trying to save the indigenous lifeforms(a rather primitive group of people, who have no distinguishable technology) from an active volcano. They're trying to put it out, and naturally lots of hijinks ensue. And of course, while rescuing Spock from a certain fiery death, they let the Enterprise be seen by the tribes-people. Which naturally leads to Kirk sitting in the hot-seat later on and getting command of the Enterprise stripped from him. Why are we NOT surprised? Kirk changes the rules to suit the situation, he always has. But this is early in his career, before Star Fleet was willing to let Kirk do what he thought best.(or, it always seemed that way to me. I could be wrong?)
And pretty much the action continues from there, with bombings, shootings, chase scenes and oh...Benedict Cumberbatch being all badass and sexy.
Except they cut out the best scene of Cumberbatch(IMHO):
|Now I need a shower.. a cold one.|
Why Abrams, WHY?? D:
Benedict Cumberbatch plays John Harrison, AKA Khan Noonien Singh(originally played by Ricardo Montalban), a genetically engineered super-human. After being found floating in the sleeper ship, the USS Botany Bay along with seventy-two of humans just like himself, he's forced by Admiral Alexander Marcus to develop starships and weapons for war between humans and the Klingons. Yeah, because THAT scenario won't go wrong. Marcus holds Khan's compatriots hostage in specially designed photon torpedoes. What else can he do but help Marcus. Except maybe get back at him by having a special section of Star Fleet blown to bits.
But it doesn't end there. Kirk is given the task to find Khan, and it all goes south, pretty much.
Anymore than that, and I'll give away the rest of the movie. But you should know that it's edge of your seat excitement. If you don't have anything against rebooting of Universes, this is one to see. And I'll just say this right now: Much as I'm not always a fan of reboots/remakes, I have to say that the Trek Universe was due for a MUCH needed overhaul. The series was stagnating. It was and I'll defend that opinion to my dying breath.
Anyway, the sets were gorgeous, the costumes perfect(I am still loving the designs; they look like the original costumes from ST:OS, but so much more perfect). The storyline was brilliant. I loved the twists and turns. And the neat linking to the Original Series movie, 'The Wrath of Khan'. There's one scene, involving Kirk and Spock, that's heartbreaking.
Chris Pine is still brilliant as Kirk, Zachery Quinto is still wonderfully logical as Spock(and I'm still loving the choice made to hook him up with Uhura). Simon Pegg is, if anything, even better in this movie as Scotty, Alice Eve is great and I hope she's in the next movie. Rounding out the cast-Karl Urban, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood and Peter Weller(as the war-hungry Marcus): all were perfect too.
I give this one.. 5 stars+! :D (for Benedict Cumberbatch's sexy, sexy chest)