Thank goodness for that. Star Trek Into Darkness has proven itself not only a good Star Trek film, but a fantastic movie and one of this year’s best. What’s most notable is that it’s not a significantly improved sequel, and instead more of the same – think of the rebooted movies as a new TV series, and this is just the second episode!
The highlight of the film, in no uncertain terms, is Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison, a man so ruthlessly intimidating in his utilitarian black clothes that he makes the Technicolor crew of the Enterprise look like a bunch of stupid cartoon characters. His performance, twinned with those of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as Kirk and Spock respectively, fresh fromthe first movie, makes this a fantastically well-acted movie that continues to bring credibility to what could so easily have been campy and ridiculous.
So why don’t you get yourself down and see Into Darkness? It takes the bad-good-bad-good rotation of the Trek movies and valiantly rips it off its axle. It’s a fantastic couple of hours, and you owe it to yourself to see it.