Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Movie Review

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2013 | PG-13 | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
132 minutes /

User Score: 52/100

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Star Trek Into Darkness Review


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.

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) is an American science fiction action film that is the 12th installment in the Star Trek film franchise and is also the sequel to Star Trek (2009). Director J.J. Abrams ( Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), Lost (2004), Super 8 (2011), Mission: Impossible III (2006)) understood the meaning of Star Trek and excelled at executing the film. The movie contains one minor scene that implies sexual content where Kirk is seen in bed with two females under the sheets. It also includes extreme violence, the crushing of a human head with hands, frightening scenes, intense scenes, thrills, humor, goofs, and a great storyline/dialogue. There is inconsistency in this film that Star Wars fans will notice, but it can be an adventurous, entertaining movie if overlooked. I recommend everyone to watch this movie because it is exciting to watch and never really gets dull or will give you the urge for your mind to stray from the screen. Tons of action were done excellent and will do justice for action fans of all ages.

The USS Enterprise starship studies an ancient culture on the planet Nibiru in 2259. Captain James T. Kirk ( Chris Pine - Star Trek (2009), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Unstoppable (2010)) saved the planet’s inhabitants from a volcanic eruption with the help of his First Officer, Commander Spock. Kirk made a huge mistake by exposing the Enterprise to the native inhabitants when he saved Spock’s life. Admiral Christopher Pike was reinstated as the commanding officer after Kirk was demoted to being the first officer and Spock was reassigned to another ship. It did not take long for Starfleet operative John Harrison to attack a meeting regarding Section 31 installation in London. Kirk quickly disables the jump ship, but John got away by using a portable transporter to escape to Kronos. Admiral Alexander Marcus (Peter Weller - RoboCop (1987), Naked Lunch (1991), Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)) promote Kirk to be in command/captain of the ship.

After a few events, John reveals that his true identity is Khan ( Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game (2014), Black Mass (2015), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)) who is a genetically engineered superhuman. Khan was awakened by Admiral Marcus after a 300-year suspended animation and informs the team of Admiral Marcus’ wrongdoings. Kirk told Scotty ( Simon Pegg - Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), Paul (2011), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)) of the new information and ask him to verify it, Is Admiral Marcus really the villain that wants to start a war at any cost? Chaos/battles soon followed and the movie progresses to be an engaging feast that Star Trek fans will love tremendously, and non-Star Trek fans will enjoy while being kind of lost.

About Star Trek Into Darkness 2013

Title: Star Trek Into Darkness
Original Title: 2, Star Trek 2, Star Trek XII, Untitled Star Trek Sequel
Year: 2013
Runtime: 132 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.6/5 stars from 42 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 42
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Fred Tatasciore, Anton Yelchin, Chris Hemsworth, Deep Roy, Kevin Michael Richardson, Heather Langenkamp, Beau Billingslea, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bruce Greenwood, Brent McGee, Jennifer Morrison, Arlen Escarpeta, Natalie Stephany Aguilar, Zoe Saldana, Bill Hader, Chris Pine, Darell M. Davie, David Acord, Joseph Gatt, Mike Dalager, Jeremy Raymond, Scott Lawrence, Drew Grey, Brian T. Delaney, Matthew Wood, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Jon Lee Brody, Tony Guma
Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Gene Roddenberry
Director: J.J. Abrams