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Open the torpedoes, it’s a Star Trek Into Darkness review

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Plot

When rebooting a series, is it possible to be too faithful to the originals? Yes. Yes, it is. Star Trek gave them a clean slate, but they’re using it to trace.

Then there’s the whole matter of the Deus Ex Spock-ina…

Characters

Everyone was less of a caricature of the original cast this time around. They all brought their own personal touches to the characters.

Visuals

I noticed the lens flares a lot more with this one, mainly because I knew to look for them. They don’t bother me, though.

Product Placement

This one had nothing that I saw. Then again, I’ve been wrong on two of the two new movies I’ve seen this month, so perhaps I’m wrong here, too.

Rewatchability

I avoided trailers and advanced footage as best I could. Based on what little I did encounter, I thought going in that this was going to be “The Dark Knight Rises…in space!”, but happily that was not true.

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42 comments on “Open the torpedoes, it’s a Star Trek Into Darkness review

  1. I want to see this so bad!

  2. Definitely looking forward to seeing this, but I’m keeping my expectations a little lower just so I can be surprised by it.

  3. OMG 2 MORE SLEEP(s?) AND I GET TO SEE IT.

  4. This movie was so incredibly fun!

  5. I loved it but yeah a little more exploration and less looking back on the series would have been nice :D

  6. I thought the film was great, it was a great continuation for this film series and added a lot more character development and drama to the story. Also Benedict Cumberbatch, what a beast!

    • I agree. They significantly reduced Chekov’s role this time, too, which made things a little better haha

  7. I dunno, I really like the way they played with canon. I don’t look at it as tracing or rehashing, though. They took bits and pieces of past stories, shook it up, and created something totally different.

    What’s the Deus Ex Spock-ina? The, umm…part at the end was totally telegraphed twice beforehand by…umm…that one part before the first attack, and then the tribble thing. It’s a bit hard referencing shit without spoiling, lol.

  8. Can’t wait to see this one!!!

  9. There was a Budweiser when Scotty and his companion was in the bar for product placement (there was one in the first as well, Uhura orders a Budweiser Classic).

    • Yeah I remember the one from the first one. Usually “alcohol in bars” is a special exception because you expect it to be there, and they usually don’t focus too much on it.

  10. Can’t wait to see this. I’m glad you liked both Star Trek flicks

  11. I was there at midnight for my first viewing. Wondering if anyone has seen the 3D version and if so, was it ‘good’ 3D? Worth a second dip for the third dimension?

    • I’m surprised the midnight premiere at my local theater wasn’t in 3D.

      My dad apparently saw it in 3D. He said it was good.

  12. I saw it last Friday, and I have to say that it was just okay. As a huge trekkie, I was guessing each plot point WAY before it happened, and it was nowhere near as unpredictable and unique as the first. Wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t amazing either. Meh…

    • Yeah it felt like a re-imagining of Star Trek II to me. It was predictable to me, too, but it was still a fun story.

  13. Looks good, I’ll have to watch the 2009 first and then go see this. Nice review.

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