J.J. Abrams’s rebooted Star Trek is back with Into Darkness. Star Trek fanboy Thomas McKenzie assess the Darkness and lets you know if it’s worth stepping into.
One Minute Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness from Thomas McKenzie on Vimeo.
Appreciated the “stop now” option. We’re so broke that we’re usually a one-movie-a-year family, but we have approved an exception to see this one in the theater. And I’ve been trying hard to avoid that spoiler-that-everyone-knows-anyway. So… yay! yay!
Couldn’t agree more with this review! My husband and I saw it last night, and I was SO glad that my husband consented to watching Wrath of Khan with me beforehand. I have seen the entire original series and love it, but my husband is not a Trekkie in any sense of the word, and he agreed that a little background was helpful. Really fun movie–a few odd bits, but worth a watch! (or two…..or ten….._
Yep. Figured that was it, even though the powers-that-be were trying to red-herring us off the scent. Yay for another good summer movie!
I loved Benedict Cumberbatch in this movie, but honestly, I did not love this movie. Without giving anything away, I’ll just say that it’s often TOO derivative for comfort. It’s better than the first reboot, but only because it stole all its best moments from its source material, sometimes line for line (one line in particular broke up the only really poignant moment and literally left me in giggles). It’s a sad dichotomy Abrams has given us–mediocre original plot or somewhat better re-hashed plot. Why couldn’t we have something original AND intelligent?
But aw heck, why continue my lame little rant when John Mark Reynolds puts my attempt to shame? Warning: Spoilers abound in Reynolds’ Rant, so if you want to be surprised, wait ’til after the movie:
I was so very up for everything this film was throwing at me until the magic blood became super apparent. All dramatic moments became false from then on because even my un-trek-aware 16 year old could see the foil coming a mile away. Was that last shot a nod to the Raiders of the Lost Ark final warehouse scene – if so, I can guess/hope that it was admission that this plot element is being simply swept under the rug.
Sorry – trying to be ambiguous so as not to spoil.
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