Movie Review: "Star Trek Into Darkness"
- by Steve Garcia, 17 May 2013
A terrorist wreaks absolute havoc in London and flees, so Captain Kirk and his crew must retrieve him and bring him to justice. Who is this guy? Do they have what it takes? Is this movie worth your time and cash?! Well, keep reading so I can tell ya! And with no spoilers!
Truly, this movie has “Summer Blockbuster” down to a T. Right out the gate, this movie brings you right into the action, and there’s never a dull moment from beginning to end. Every scene needed to be in there in order to have the movie make sense, which is entirely refreshing given some of the other movies that have come out this year that could’ve used some serious time in the editing room. You’re invested the entire time, and you never want to leave. You buy every little thing, and that’s a remarkable achievement because a) this is a movie that almost entirely takes place in space with aliens and planets and stuff, b) the characters were all believable and chockfull of vitality, and c) this film was gorgeous to look at. From the very beginning, this film was beautifully shot, and Abrams knows what he’s doing behind that camera, because some of those camera angles were unexpected and fresh from the standard stuff we’re used to. Oh, and lens flare. There’s a lot of it. JJ Abrams.
With the rock-solid cast, captivating story, and camerawork orgasmic to the eyes, there has to be something wrong with this movie, right? You can’t have all these amazing things and NOT have something bad to say about it, right? So you wanna know what that catch is, right?!
Well, there is none. That’s right, folks. There’s not a single thing I can think of that makes this movie fall from “great” to just “pretty good.” All the characters were believable, likable, and overall enjoyable. The risky twists all made perfect sense, paid off in the end, and kept you invested and intrigued the entire time. It was gorgeous, fresh, and “fun” just doesn’t cut it in regards to all the other great adjectives I can use to describe this movie. Throw your money at this one, ladies and gentlemen, because this is the movie to beat so far. I know it’s still early, but this is the movie that sets the bar for the rest of the upcoming summer blockbusters this season. Superman and Guillermo’s giant robots are up for a good fight this summer, and I’m sorry Mr. Stark, but Captain Kirk’s got ya beat. Watch this movie, folks! It’s all worth it!
Did you see the movie yet? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below! (But please try and keep them spoiler-free!)