Thursday, May 16, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness Review - 3 Stars

Star Trek into Darkness looks great thanks to state of the art special effects and a very talented cast.  I really like Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachery Quinto as Spock.  Zoe Saldana and the supporting characters resonate with the series originals while putting their own spin on things.  This episode gets an extra jolt from the British actor Benedict Cumberbatch—maybe you know him from the PBS reboot of “Sherlock.”  He plays a grand Star Trek villain who aims to cause a Universal war.  This development allows the script writers to argue the merits of war versus peace.  If you love Star Trek this episode hits all the right notes.  Shot in IMAX and “real” 3D (does that mean they shot in 3D on purpose?) it delivers adventure and a promise that this series reboot will live long and prosper.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Star Trek adventure hits the right notes.  Is it entertaining?  Fans will love it.  Is it worth the price of admission?  Looks like one of the summer’s biggest.