Star Trek Into the Darkness (2013), My review

Posted: May 9, 2013 in Gossip/News/Reviews - Film
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Here is my review of “Star Trek Into the Darkness” which I saw at the cinema yesterday (Released on 9th May 2013).  Please don’t read if you have not seen the film, spoiler alert.

I am huge fan of “Star Trek” and have been looking forward to seeing this sequel to the star trek reboot for some time.

The film starts on the Planet Nibiru, where a volcano is on the verge of erupting and wiping out its primitive inhabitants. In the process of launching a dangerous mission to halt the eruption, first officer Spock’s life is jeopardized, forcing Kirk to reveal the Enterprise to the planet’s civilisation to rescue him. As a consequence, a number of indigenous people begin to worship the ship as it leaves. After being called back to Earth, Kirk is relieved of command for violating the prime directive, and Admiral Pike re-assumes command of the Enterprise.

Afterward, Starfleet agent John Harrison bombs a Starfleet installation in London. At an emergency meeting of high ranking officers  at Starfleet headquarters, which Kirk attends as Pike’s first officer, the meeting is attacked by a gunship piloted by Harrison. Kirk takes the gunship down, but Harrison escapes and Pike dies.

After Pike’s funeral, Admiral Marcus (Weller) authorizes Kirk to hunt down Harrison, who has fled to the Klingon home world of Qo’noS. Since Qo’noS lies deep in Klingon territory and Starfleet is on the brink of war with the Klingon Empire, the Enterprise is supplied with 72 long-range prototype photon torpedoes, and is ordered to fire them all at Harrison’s location once he is found. Assuming those weapons to be too dangerous, chief engineer Montgomery Scott refuses to take them aboard and is therefore relieved of duty. The Admiral’s daughter, scientist Carol Marcus also joins the crew, under a false identity, and Chekov is promoted to Chief Engineer.

After arriving at the Klingon home world, the Enterprise’s warp core malfunctions, leaving the ship stranded in space. With repairs underway, Kirk, Spock and Uhura use a commandeered Klingon shuttle to enter Qo’noS.  I wont say much else just in case you want to watch it.  Bu what follows is action, intrigue, loss, betrayal and a battle of wits.

I really enjoyed this film. It exceeded my expectations and in my opinion had everything. It had loads of action, comedy, sadness and some brilliant lines. Benedict Cumberbatch stole the show for me but I have to say that Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and Simon Pegg have got Kirk, Spock, Bones, and Scotty down to a tee. And there were also some nice nods to the original film series as well. So, if you want a riveting action-adventure in space then go and see Star Trek Into the Darkness as it is well worth a watch in my opinion. And I hope there is another sequel.

But what did you think? Do you agree?

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