Star Trek Into Darkness is hitting theaters in the U.S. this week and The Lovely Erica and I had an opportunity to check the film out yesterday (more on that later). I figured I would take a quick second and share my thoughts on the film and see what you guys thought/think of the movie.
First off, I loved it. I thought that J.J. Abrams really has a pulse on these characters and blended in elements of what was original Star Trek cannon into this new film well. Not the same but not entirely different either.
I’m not going to go into plot per se, I think we all know what that is by now.
What I will say, is that I never saw Star Trek as an “action” franchise per se. There were always elements of action however, it was more of a thinking man’s action if you will. With J.J. at the helm it’s action first, think piece second. That’s not a bad thing, sometimes having messages as subtext works well.
All the classic characters are given their own little moment in this film. AND I love the relationship between Scotty and Kirk especially. Simon Pegg is so good as Scotty. Chris Pine is doing less Shatner here and is starting to settle into being Kirk. Zachary Quinto’s Spock is WAY More emotional than Leonard Nimoy’s Spock ever was. I like the anger, I like the emotion, it might need to be scaled a little bit.
Minor quibbles… Chekov? Clearly no one knew what to do with him. Let’s toss him in engineering! Sulu gets slightly more but not much. Bones needs to integrated better into the core three. They need his human reasoning.
Those are minor things. Overall Star Trek Into Darkness is really really excellent and I think you guys are going to love it.
Let me know what you guys thought? Sound off!
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