Star Trek Into Darkness: My Review
I have been a fan of Star Trek for nearly 40 years and the two movies that JJ Abrams has produced have been the only Star Trek movies that have sparked and triggered that sense of joy and amazed wonder I had as a young boy watching the original series for the first time. Don’t get me wrong I love all the previous movies in the franchise too, its just that these movies really capture the magic of that first love.
I greatly enjoyed the 2009 movie “Star Trek” so I had high expectations for this film. I think this movie surpassed my expectations. This movie has everything a Trekkie like myself could want. This movie is chocked full if Action and adventure, and an intriguing story/plot with wonderful and moving character development all write up in great eye caching special effects.
I will not rehash the plot here but I do want to mention the addition of Khan as the villain. I was not sure if this would work. Ricardo Montalban was very iconic playing the role of Khan in the original series episode “Space Seed” and the feature film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan that I really wondered if Benedict Cumberbatch could pull it off. With this being an alternate time line I really think it worked. Yes, this Khan is a bit different because the story that is being told is also different and within that context it workd. The same elements are there. He is a superhuman, intelligent and devious and dangerous!
Star Trek Into Darkness is a movie that has it all. It also combines great drama with humor. If you enjoyed the 2009 Star Trek movie you will enjoy this one also!