Monday, 27 May 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness Review (Updated)

Star Trek Into Darkness

Release Date: 23rd April 2013 - Australia

Production Companies
Paramount Pictures
Bad Robot Productions
Skydance Productions

Paramount Pictures Australia

Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: M

Runtime: 133 minutes

Budget: $190,000,000

Box Office Gross: $467,381,584

Plot Summary
When the crew of Enterprise
is called back home, they
find an unstoppable force
of terror from within their
own organization has
detonated the fleet and
everything it stands for,
leaving our world in a state
of crisis. With a personal
score to settle, Captain Kirk
leads a manhunt to a war-zone
world to capture a one-man
weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled
into an epic chess game of
life and death, love will be
challenged, friendships will
be torn apart, and sacrifices
must be made for the only
family Kirk has left: his crew.

Chris Pine - Captain James T. Kirk
Zachary Quinto - Commander Spock
Zoe Saldana - Uhura
Karl Urban - Dr. Leonard
"Bones" McCoy
Simon Pegg - Montgomery
"Scotty" Scott
John Cho - Hikaru Sulu
Benedict Cumberbatch -
Commander John Harrison
Anton Yelchin - Ensign Pavel Chekov
Bruce Greenwood - Rear
Admiral Christopher Pike
Peter Weller - Starfleet Admiral
Alexander Marcus
Alice Eve - Dr. Carol Marcus
Noel Clarke - Thomas Harewood
Deep Roy - Keenser
Leonard Nimoy - Elder Spock (Cameo)

Producer/Director - J.J. Abrams
Based on Television Series
"Star Trek" - Gene Roddenberry
Writers/Producers - Roberto Orci,
Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof
Producer - Bryan Burk
Co-Producer/First Assistant Director -
Tommy Gormley
Co-Producer/Unit Production Manager - 
Tommy Harper
Co-Producers - Michelle Rejwan and 
Ben Rosenblatt
Production Designer - Scott Chambliss
Makeup Designer - Don Lanning
Costume Designer - Michael Kaplan
Director of Photography - Daniel Mindel
Second Unit Director/Visual Effects Supervisor -
Roger Guyett
Visual Effects Co-Supervisor: ILM - Patrick Tubach
Film Editors - Maryann Brandon & Mary Jo Markey
Composer: Theme "Star Trek" - Alexander Courage
Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer - Ben Burtt
Music - Michael Giacchino

Casual but mildly, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is a good sci-fi movie that evidently delivers a compelling solid story. Unfortunately, I must diagnose this film with having a few shortcomings which will not work on the sequel. The scene from the feature's final half feels to be a bit of a retread to THE WRATH OF KHAN. The director J.J. Abrams is not taking his signature technique of lens flare too seriously and has overused it in each of his shot scenes. I don't think that'll change me from liking Star Trek again, but its at least better than the other feature I've seen in the cinemas which is IRON MAN 3 (click here). Many of the aspects have graciously saved the movie from failing such as tight and astonishing visuals, the action goes into a multi-pack of tension and the actor that portrayed the main antagonist Benedict Cumberbatch surely makes his character move and act very nightmarish and has his vocabulary cords sound even more haunting than Jeremy Irons when he did the vocals for Scar in THE LION KING (click here).

No, I won't make an observation but I have no common liking for Star Trek as a result from watching the scene of FANBOYS where the Lucas hounds start fighting with the Trekkies (click here). This proves that Star Wars is better and more loved; INTO DARKNESS is not the best sequel I have watched, but far enjoyable for the audience to be treated with enough efficient respect.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


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