Trek Into Darkness IMAX 3D (8/10)
Benedict Cumberpatch gives a sterling performance as an ambiguous bad
guy, Khan, in this second of the new iteration of Kirk and Spockís
adventures in space. This continues the story of Kirk and his ship The
Enterprise, when it was first built that started in the last film, a
flashback from the original series that starred William Shatner and
Directed with wonderful pace by J. J. Abrams, Chris Pine (Captain James
Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spock) have grown into their roles and seem
much more assured than four years ago. Quinto has improved immeasurably,
so much so that he measures up to Nimoy's creation of the character
almost a half century ago. Nimoy makes a cameo again in this one.
story (credits to Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof) is
actually quite good for a special effects-laden film. And the special
effects are exceptional. The 3D is mostly noticeable in the titles and
opening sequence. It is so good that it had me flinching as things flew
out at me.
supporting actors donít take a second seat to the people who played the
roles in the original TV series. Simon Pegg is once again very good as
Scotty and Karl Urban is an agreeable Bones. Bruce Greenwood is
especially enjoyable as Pike, Kirkís boss.
there are so many special effects, thereís really not much more to say
about this except that it only dragged once, near the end. This could be
the best Star Trek movie of them all.