Film Review: Star Trek into Darkness

In the first film, JJ Abrams brought us a film with genuine characters and a great story, for not just hard core Star Trek fans, but for the rest of the world to enjoy as well.

With the second, every facet of the film's quality is raised to a whole new level. All the original actors return to reprise their roles, with Benedict Cumberbatch joining the cast.

Mr Cumberbatch has proved his more than considerable worth in Stuart: A life backwards, Sherlock and To the Ends of the Earth, as well as his more recent work, and in this film as always, he brings depth and life to his character.
If nothing else, the film is worth watching just for the seriously impressive work that the entire cast does here, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood and Anton Yelchin have all given their varied roles a hundred and ten percent.

The screenwriters, teamed with the director, and composer, special effects team, take the viewer on a wild ride. There are plenty of hilarious one liners, but it doesn't stop the highs and lows of the story.

To say any more about the plot, would spoil it, so I will stop now. Only to add, that this a film that has to be watched. All the way through. Many times.


  1. This quote comes from another action adventure set in space, also with a great sense of humour.

    “Snow: Don't get me wrong. It's a dream vacation. I mean, I load up. I go into space. I get inside the maximum-security nuthouse. Save the President's daughter, if she's not dead already. Get past all the psychos who've just woken up. I'm thrilled that you would think of me.”


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