It’s been 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).
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 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.
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.