Sound Off: J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
May 17, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Beyond the darkness, lies greatness. "These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise..." Now playing in IMAX/3D/2D theaters worldwide is J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, his highly anticipated sequel to the sci-fi franchise Star Trek reboot from 2009. The entire Enterprise crew returns, lead by Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock and Zoe Saldana as Uhura, as well as Benedict Cumberbatch as their latest foe. How is this sequel? Better than the first one or worse? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness.
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To jump to warp speed, I loved Star Trek Into Darkness. I've seen it once so far (in IMAX 3D) but thought it was a hell of an entertaining, exciting space adventure that balances the quirks of the Trek universe with fantastic characters and a fun story. I love the way it builds to end with the opening quote, with lots of great moments of action inbetween. My favorite part: when they get attacked at warp speed and the ship gets blown apart. So awesome. However, I wasn't as impressed with Benedict Cumberbatch's Khan (come on, we all knew he was Khan!) as I was hoping. He seem underutilized throughout, but was enough of a caliber to ignite a story full of some interesting twists. I was most impressed by Quinto as Spock again, his grasp of the character is nearing that of Nimoy. Overall, I had a blast and can't wait to watch this again many times.
What did you think of Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness? Incredible sequel or total disaster? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!