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Friday, 20 September 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness

 

Synopsis
In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew
My Musings
Seeing Star Trek, Into Darkness for the second time and it is definitely the best Summer blockbuster film of 2013. The casting is inspired, Chris Pine as Kirk and  Zackary Quinto as Spock have great chemistry and have been given sharp repartee. Scotty and Bones are both given room to develop their characters further. (Poor Scotty must have had to train hard, he had to run through the entire movie!).  At first I wasn't sure about Benedict Cumberbach being cast as the baddy. I am a HUGE BC fan but couldn't stretch my imagination from Sherlock to the big screen. How wrong was I?
He is AWSOME. Cold, deadly and charismatic. He really kicks some arse as well. Brilliant. Also great to see Peter Weller (Robocop) in a meaty role. The plot really gets going when Kirk is decommissioned for ignoring orders but is back in the fold after BC strikes with tragic consequences. He is set on a mission find and Kill BC. The plot takes on the morality of doing this and develops the characters alongside BC constant Machiavellian twists and turns. Is he with Starship enterprise or against? Who is he exactly?
I won't spoil it if you havent' seen it yet!
Action, humour, romance. It's a very cool film and I really hope that with JJ Abrams off to do Star Wars.( Wont this clash? I can't see one person doing both but have been wrong before)
 I really hope that the third instalment doesn't take too long. That would be a real tragedy.
lets hope that Abrams company does not spread himself too thin. obviously very talented but hopefully not too greedy as only the fans will lose out.
 
 
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