BDN Archive – Star Trek: Into Darkness – Movie Review

This was originally posted by me at (no longer available) on May 30, 2013. 


Into Darkness poster

Genre & Length: Science Fiction, 132 minutes

The Blurb:

The crew of the Starship Enterprise returns home after an act of terrorism within its own organization destroys most of Starfleet and what it represents, leaving Earth in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) leads his people (Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoë Saldana) on a mission to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction, thereby propelling all of them into an epic game of life and death.

My Thoughts

Plot & Pacing: Good, but it could have been better. I was looking forward to this movie to lose myself in the world of Star Trek again, and it certainly delivered on that part. Parts of it were predictable, and there were a few scenes that really added nothing to the overall plot.

I really loved how they twisted the ending, though. If you’ve watched the relevant Star Trek original movies, then you’ll catch on right away!

You might want some tissues, also.


Casting: Perfect! I… love Benedict Cumberbatch as a villain. I really, really do. I may have to rewatch this movie just for his scenes. Over and over and over again.

Music/Sound Effects: Well done, they didn’t pull me out of the movie out all, but weren’t outstanding either.

Special Effects: FANTASTIC.

Would I watch it again: YES YES YES YES YES.

What do you think?

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Rebekah Loper writes character-driven epic fantasy featuring resilient women in trying and impossible circumstances who just want to save themselves but usually end up saving the world, often while falling in love.
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