Star Trek Into Darkness, Kirk and Crew are Back – Movie Review

Star Trek Into Darkness

It’s been a four years since the reboot of the Star Trek universe and J.J. Abrams has taken the helm of Star Trek into Darkness and brought to the screens another adventure with one of Sci-Fi’s favourite galactic crews.

This time the crew of the Enterprise face an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organisation, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Star Trek Into Darkness

Bringing back the crew of the Enterprise to the big screen in 3D is no easy task and it’s great to see all the cast members from the 2009 reboot back in their roles, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Bones, Anton Yelchin as Chekov, John Cho as Sulu and Simon Pegg as Scotty.

Also back in this new adventure is Leonard Nimoy as Spock Prime, if a little shorter cameo role from the previous Star Trek movie.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness runs at an impressive 132 mins and believe me when I say it shoots by like a well performing Warp drive. Right from the start of the film you just know that J.J. Abrams has done it again with a movie that has you gripped.

Having the new Star Trek films continuing along the alternative time line from the first film, has enabled them to bring so much more freshness to the movies and even change characters slightly, but not enough for them to be unrecognisable.

With the amazing soundtrack by Michael Giacchino, Star Trek Into Darkness is a brilliant film that isn’t held together by its special effects, but for the love of the characters that we have grown up with and are now one big Sci-Fi family.

Star Trek Into Darkness, Enterprise

One thing that does stand out for any Trekkie, will be how this film has brought earlier things, without giving anything away, from earlier movies and the TV series to the new timeline with great effect, which really adds to the enjoyment of rebooting the franchise for future fans and film-goers.

Star Trek Into Darkness UK Official Trailer

Overall Thoughts Fro Star Trek Into Darkness

For me Star Trek, the series and the movies, have always been something that I love, I wasn’t sure that after the 2009 reboot that J.J. Abrams would be able to pull off a sequel, but I shouldn’t have had any fears of that.

He’s brought the screen yet another amazing Star Trek movie, the 3D was quite good with a good field of depth in some scenes and the use of colours, special at the start of the film are fantastic.

A must see a movie for fans and those wanting to see what all the fuss is about.

Rating For Star Trek Into Darkness
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Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and bona fide journalist. She is also a Cinema Film Reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. She has recently become an Award Winning Blogger and is listed in the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
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  • JJ

    I really cant wait to see this now after reading yet another of your reviews, I’ve always been a big fan of Star Trek and I was a little worried that number 2 would be a let down, great to hear that it isn’t

  • Thanks JJ, it looks like there could be a third Star Trek, as there is news that there could be a trilogy 😉

  • I. C. Daniel

    Nice trailer. Must see this soon.. when I have some time.

    Best regards from I. C. Daniel

  • jason hill

    awesome review as allways cant wait to see it.!!,although i didnt know nimoy makes a cameo.!.

  • Thanks Jay, certainly hope you enjoy Star Trek as much as I did when you get to see it 😉

  • The trailer isn’t a patch on the film 😉

  • Hey Karen,

    I guess it’s worth the wait since the last movie was 4 years ago. From it’s trailers and awesome reviews (which included yours), Star Trek: Into Darkness is sure to be a must watch movie this year. I really hope it’s not the end of it and I really hope in the future, a Trilogy will exist for this movie. Let’s just keep our fingers cross though. Thanks for this post karen.

  • Thank you Farrell, with the news that Abrams will be completing the series with a third film, it’s going to be interesting to see which part of the Star Trek universe he takes inspiration from with the alternative timeline!

  • Richard

    When I was a child it was either Star Wars or Star Trek. I was never that interested in Star Trek, expect Star Trek2. But when the new film arrived and rebooted the series I did find myself enjoying the film and watched it recently on TV. So this will be a must see for me!

  • You will notice a lot of comparisons and twists from the Star Trek universe in this one, but still enjoyable 😉