Director: J. J. Abrams
Screenwriters: Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
While other sequels crash and burn, Star Trek Into Darkness is this summer’s ultimate blockbuster. The action packed film has the classic twists known in many of director J.J. Abrams’ work. He did a marvelous job with wrapping the audience in the character’s turmoil. At the midnight premier, hard core Trekkie were in attendance. At the reveal of the villain’s true identity, the audience let out gasps of awe, proving that even hard core fans might be in for a surprise. Not being familiar with the original Star Trek television series ourselves, we did not feel left out. The plot and CGI graphics exceeded our expectations and we were especially impressed with warp speed animations. Zachary Quinto contributes more of an emotional take on the revered emotionless Spock, bringing more romance and some “bromance” to his scenes. His character is not the only one with struggles of their own. The plot line picks up almost immediately after the first one ended, letting the characters have a solid jumping off point. However the first half of the film is a little slow for our taste, when is comes to the story line. We looked past its perhaps typically predictable ending, straight into Chris Pine’s beautiful blue eyes.