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Movie Review: Star Trek – Into Darkness

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Squeeee! This movie is Epic Awesomeness!!! Yes, it’s so good it needs three exclamation points!!!

Seriously, I went into this thinking there was no way it would live up to the greatness that was the first Star Trek reboot. After all, nothing compares to meeting the characters for the first time and reliving the little odd bits of quirky manners that they pulled from the original tv series. I must have watched that first one at least 20 times by now, if not more. Yes, I loved it that much.

How does Into Darkness compare? I’ll now need to do a double feature when I re-watch the movies. They had the bar set ridiculously high with the first one and this one leapt over it with ease. The special effects, as in IronMan 3, are not only amazing and visually stunning but they serve the story, rather than the story serving them. This is a western, set in space, with all the fun toys and gadgets and fantastic looking ships. If you haven’t seen the first one, what planet are you on? Go see it, and then see Into Darkness. Oh hell, just go see it now. Watch it in 3D, because I hear it’s fantastic. I saw it in 2D and it was enjoyable. I never missed the 3D but it’s hard to miss what you haven’t experienced.

Into Darkness is aptly named, as it takes Kirk through his darkest moments and helps him grow into the man he’s destined to be. The entire crew is shaking up and getting to know each other. It’s hard to be a well oiled machine without a little bit of wear and tear, and that’s what they get in this story.

I loved that even in the darkest moments there were touches of humor and one liners and phrases that made the original series so loved.


Bones: “I”m a doctor, not a torpedo technician!”

(Bones is known for saying I’m not a doctor, I’m a (fill in the blank). I loved that they included one here.)


Kirk: If Spock were here, and I were there, what would he do?

Bones: He’d let you die.

(That’s actually funny in context…you need to see it to appreciate it. The whole audience laughed).


Spock: Captain, this ship will not fit.

Kirk: It will fit! It will fit! It will fit! (Kirk steers the ship through a tight hole, barely)

Kirk: See, I told you it would fit!

Spock: I am not sure that qualifies.


I can’t wait for the next one!


3 comments on… “Movie Review: Star Trek – Into Darkness”

  1. Roxane

    I’m so looking forward to seeing this one! I too LOVED the reboot one. I’m glad to hear there is some humor in this new one. That is what I loved so much about the last one. This one looks so dark, and I don’t want it to be too dark. Thanks for the review!

  2. My husband kidnapped me and took me to see the movie yesterday and I freaking loved it! There were so many moments that I was breathless, wondering what they would do next or how would they get out of the predicament and then BAM!, something cool would happen. I love how they ended it, too. Now I can’t wait for the next one.

    Roxanne, it isn’t too dark, trust me, I don’t like too dark either and this movie keeps it light.

  3. DH & I hardly ever go to see movies in the theater, but we did for the last ST one, and it was so worth it! Sounds like we might have to see this one out, too!

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