Film Review: Star Trek Into Darkness



Gene Roddenberry would turn in his grave if he saw this film. The Star Trek creator, who died in 1991, intended his idea as a tense, politically-infused drama that just happened to be set to the backdrop of space. Over the years, the ST shows and films got more and more action-packed, and less and less intelligently written, until 2013, when Jeffrey Jacob Abrams has given us a full-blown action/sci-fi spectacular. And it’s BRILLIANT! Both long-term Trek fans and fans of Abrams’ 2009 reboot couldn’t possibly have asked for more from this sequel, which amps up the stakes from the first film more than any other sequel has before. Everything that was wrong with that film (and that’s a short list) has been fixed completely here, and all the things Abrams and his team (writers Damon Lindelof, Bryan Burk and Alex Kurtzman…

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