Reviews and Problems with Star Trek - Into Darkness
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Star Trek Into Darkness
17 October 2013
Excerpt: Nearly five years ago, an intrepid crew set out on a mission which had never been tried before and which no one was entirely certain would succeed – to recreate the "Star Trek" franchise as a tent-pole summer film with over the top action sequences and underwear model leads. And against all odds they succeeded, crafting not just an enticing piece of summer entertainment, but a compelling drama that managed to satiate both the old school fan and the teenager looking for...
Excerpt: Hot on the heels of Iron Man 3 , the summer’s second blockbuster precedes it to home video by a week. But in its quest to reach the final box office frontier, Star Trek Into Darkness attempted to also go where no Trek had gone before; into the third dimension. A full-on post-production conversion, Into Darkness has the additional distinction of being the first feature film to shoot IMAX on almost 30 minutes of the movie, and then undergo a post conversion.
Conclusion: Well-made and engrossing, Star Trek Into Darkness is the rare sequel that stands strongly on its own. It requires no love for the franchise or even for the previous film to thoroughly enjoy.
Summary: This will likely be Abrams’ final journey on the Enterprise. His life is going to be dominated with the Star Wars universe for a long time to come. If Paramount wants this all to continue, and they will, someone else will have to take the reins once again. I can’t say I’ll miss Abrams’ camera flares at all. I suspect in Star Wars you’ll have a hard time seeing those light sabers with the camera flares all about. But I will miss his touch.
Excerpt: Na de succesvolle reboot in 2009 onder de leiding van niemand minder dan JJ Abrams leek het dat Star Trek nieuw leven ingeblazen was. Een fris alternatief universum, de iconische personages van de allereerste serie waren weer terug, en van de cast kon men op zijn minst zeggen dat ze talentvol zijn.
Conclusion: J. J. Abrams created a worthy follow-up to his 2009 Star Trek reboot in Star Trek Into Darkness . The film stumbles a bit narratively, and I never really felt the impact of the death and destruction happening on screen. Nevertheless, Star Trek Into Darkness is an exciting, action-packed thrill ride that sees Kirk and Spock butting heads and a nefarious new antagonist to challenge the Enterprise in the familiar Khan.
Excerpt: Devious super human Kahn (Benedict Cumberbatch) returns to bridge Star Trek universes in J.J. Abrams’ bombastic and revitalized Star Trek adaptation. Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) is slung from his command chair for reckless protocol misalignment, dissent which designs itself to pull an increasingly bold crew of the USS Enterprise together.
Excerpt: Being a huge Star Wars fan all my life, who has more times than I care to admit called Star Trek boring, dull and lifeless with the exception of The Next Generation episodes Ashley Judd breathes life and beauty into, I was astonished by how much fun I had with J.J. Abrams fresh take on the franchise back in 2009.
Conclusion: The Blu-ray release of 'Star Trek into Darkness' is disappointing on many levels. The movie itself is a big misstep from director J.J. Abrams, and Paramount's decision to divide the bonus features up among several retailers is extremely unfriendly to consumers. On the other hand, it's certainly not the worst 'Trek' film ('The Final Frontier' still has that dishonor), and the other technical aspects of the Blu-ray are pretty good.