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Star Trek

Into Darkness

DVD - 2013
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When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find that an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving the 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.

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Derringer
May 17, 2019

Nope. I ain't no "Trekker" - But regardless, I still feel that I have the right to say that this film completely disgraced and degraded the Star Trek TV Show, the characters in that show, and the actors who played those characters. It really did.
I honestly can't imagine how anyone who happens to be a true fan of the Star Trek TV Show could possibly tolerate this truly pathetic offering and readily accept these talentless actors for the obvious damage that they did to these beloved Star Trek characters. It's almost like Sci-Fi desecration, in my opinion.

A bit to violent for my liking but good.
Can is a "good" bad guy though

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Gwen904
Mar 09, 2019

Surprising sequel doesn't let up on the action.

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Gwen904
Mar 03, 2019

Nostalgic, charming reboot with a fantastic cast.

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reypotter06
Mar 03, 2019

This is a good movie! I recommend.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 17, 2019

Star Trek Into Darkness is the second movie in the newest Star Trek series of movies. After an act of terrorism within its own organization, the Starship Enterprise crew returns home. Most of Starfleet and what it represents is destroyed, leaving Earth in a state of crisis. Captain Kirk makes the decision to lead Commander Spock, Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, and Doctor Leonard McCoy, on one mission; to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. Therefore propelling all four of them into an epic game of life and death. If you enjoyed the first movie, Star Trek, or any other Star Trek shows or movies, I would definitely recommend watching Star Trek into Darkness. The movie is a little darker than the first and has a more complicated storyline. Nevertheless, I still believe this is a good family movie enjoyable for people of all ages. Star Trek into Darkness is even more entertaining than the first. All the twists and turns in the movie keep it interesting and you never know what will happen next. If I had to rate this movie, I would rate it five out of five stars. @Sapphirereads of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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book_girl_2
Dec 28, 2018

JJ Abrams pays attention to detail, intricacies in characters, and intense suspense.
This makes him a great director for the Star Wars films, but not all science fiction films. Star Wars is all about suspense; JJ Abrams’ talents lie there.
However, Star Trek is not all of those things. It never has been, and it should never morph into that just because we need another sci-fi action series. Star Trek is about humanity, philosophy, choices, freedom, laws, character development, creativity, and so much more. It is about getting people to think. It is also about creativity. The science is believable.
I could go on for a long time, but I will just get to the point.
There are three reasons I have given this movie only three stars.
One: The characters do not all correlate with the Original Series.
Two: Some of the technology is too advanced for the time.
Three: The mood.
Please keep in mind: I am not a hater. I love the Star Wars movies that JJ Abrams has created, but Star Wars is not Star Trek.
One: The characters. I found that I liked several characters in the ship’s staff. I liked Chekov, Leonard MCcoy (or Bones), and Scotty. I also liked how Benedict Cumberbatch depicted Khan in this movie. But the other characters, like Kirk, Nyota Uhura, and Spock fell short in my eyes. I believe the reason for changing Uhura’s character so much is because she wasn’t a kick-butt individual. She used her brains in a tight situations, and not brawn. In these movies, they changed all of that in hopes to arouse a cheer from the female population. But in my eyes, they just ruined the Uhura that I looked up to and loved in the Original Series. Kirk’s character was also altered. It wasn’t nearly as dramatic. Kirk was not one to give up, but he did in the movie. He was not one to lose his morals, but he did. Kirk always tried to talk his way out of a situation before fighting. In this movie, he fought first. Spock’s character in this movie was good at times, and make me wince at others. Spock never had an intimate relationship with Uhura. Spock may have been half human, but he chose to stick to his Vulcan half. He would have had to shatter many mental barriers to let any emotion through. If he were to lose it, either he should have lost all control and taken out his intense emotions on everyone (Vulcan emotions are about 10 times as crazy as human emotions), or his logic would have taken over. There should be no in between in my opinion.
Two: The technology. I am still unsure why Khan had been able to beam to Q'onoS (pronounced Kronos), when Q'onoS was many light years away. This did not exist in Kirk’s time. I also noticed that when the engines failed, the Enterprise went into a free fall towards Earth when they were too far up to be pulled in by Earth’s gravity that quickly. Their orbit would have deteriorated much slower. There are many others not worth mentioning.
Three: The mood. It did not feel like Star Trek. It felt like a war movie. The apprehensive music, the sounds the ships made, the constant fighting-- it was war. This ‘war’ went on for the entire movie, and no one questioned the morals of what they were doing, except one comment by Spock. I was not surprised by any of the twists.
Star Trek: Into Darkness also had many small nuances that irked me, but I will not list them because they are irrelevant. I watched the movie knowing that there would be things changed in the plot, the appearances, and the style. What I was not expecting was how large those changes would be. I understand that these movies brought more people into the Star Trek universe, but as a die-hard Trekkie, I am underwhelmed. I was hoping for a reboot that I could absolutely love, but now I have to settle for this love-hate feeling I have for this movie.
Despite the many problems I had for this movie, I did not hate it; it still had some good things about it.
To all you die-hard Trekkies out there: Live long and prosper.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

I like the performance of Benedict!

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

I never liked the shows. But this reboot makes it cool for me!

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AMerr22
Oct 24, 2017

I used to hate star trek, but this movie, and the two after it made it so i didn't mind it as much. Good movie the best out of the three.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Permission to speak freely, sir?

Spock: I welcome it.

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Do you? OK, then. Are you out of your Vulcan mind? Are you making a logical choice, sending Kirk away? Probably. But, the right one? You know, back home we have a saying: "If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your prize stallion in the stable."

Spock: A curious metaphor, doctor, as a stallion must first be broken before it can reach its potential.

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: My God, man, you could at least ACT like it was a hard decision.

Spock: I intend to assist in the effort to reestablish communication with Starfleet. However, if crew morale is better served by my roaming the halls weeping, I will gladly defer to your medical expertise. Excuse me.

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: [as Spock leaves] Green-blooded hobgoblin.

CMLibrary_gjd_0 Jan 07, 2016

Bones: "I lost the whole damn planet to my ex"

PimaLib_SherrieB Nov 04, 2015

I am Vulcan, sir, we embrace technicality.

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Monolith
Nov 24, 2013

James T. Kirk: "...Why would a Starfleet admiral ask a three hundred year-old frozen man for help?" Khan: Because I am BETTER." James T. Kirk: "At what?" Khan: "Everything."

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Monolith
Nov 24, 2013

Spock: "...Dr. McCoy, you inadvertently activated a torpedo; could you replicate the process?" Bones: "Why the hell would I wanna do that?" Spock: "Can you or can you not?" Bones: "Dammit, man, I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician!"

aaa5756 Nov 24, 2013

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

aaa5756 Nov 23, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Nov 23, 2013

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The word will have a
generation of idiots” ― Albert Einstein

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geekadoodle
Jul 23, 2013

Scotty: I like this ship, it's exciting!

52107amb Mar 12, 2013

Uhura- Oh please there's a mouth breather under your bed.

Kirk- You can here me breathing??

Uhura- You?!!!

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AMerr22
Oct 24, 2017

Violence: Sci Fi violence

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Bakergirl_13
Mar 01, 2016

Other: The word "ass" is used a couple of times.

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Bakergirl_13
Mar 01, 2016

Sexual Content: When Ahora and Kirk first meet in a bar, she says she thought of him as the kind of guy who "has sex with farm animals", he says "Well, not only".

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geekadoodle
Jul 23, 2013

Sexual Content: There is a scene where James Kirk is almost naked with a girl kissing her. Could have been left out.

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radhipatel
Aug 19, 2013

radhipatel thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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