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Star Trek Into Darkness

2 h 12 min2013X-Ray12
When a ruthless mastermind, Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch), declares a one-man war on the Federation, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise set out on their most explosive manhunt of all time.
J. J. Abrams
Chris PineZachary Quinto
Science FictionAction
English [CC]
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J. J. AbramsBryan BurkDamon LindelofAlex KurtzmanRoberto Orci
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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Stephen BishopReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 June 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Standard action movie
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This is basically just an action film with lots of violence using the Star Trek label and characters. It has nothing to do with the moral and philosophical issues which always underpinned series like Next Generation. It has some particularly unnecessary scenes like the spaceship hidden under water. There is also a staggeringly gratuitous scene with one of the female characters.
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Honest JohnReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 November 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing 3D
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The three re booted Star trek films basically go in ascending order - the first being the best and Beyond the weakest.
Into Darkness sits snuggly between these two - I really enjoyed this film and it's call backs to Wrath of Khan but as a 3D nerd what really grabbed me was how GREAT the 3D is on this film.
At times it's almost like watching a 4K film it is that sharp and clear - the flight suit scene with Pine and Cumberbunch are avoiding debris as they fly between 2 ships is awesome.
I for one never understood why 3D never took off - I am literally the only person I know that is bothered about it (lol). For any sort of event type film - Fantasy, Sci-Fi or Superhero the 3D adds an extra layer of special effects - the 3D you get at home on your TV far surpasses the 3D in the cinema as well as it is so much clearer.

Anyway - if you have a 3D TV - treat yourself and get this film.
6 people found this helpful
Ian PolkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 August 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I forgot how good this was
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As the title says, I did forget how good this was, and indeed how good the previous one (Chris Pine's first as Kirk) was as well.
I re-watched both recently in order and they are two excellent films: they have genuinely good dialogue with some real wit in them as well, decent enough acting (except Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan, who is excellent, as always), and superb action sequences (and I am not a fan of endless action sequences, I can tell you but I didn't fast forward through any of these).
Chris Pine as Kirk is not the best, it has to be said, although he is good enough and anyway faces a daunting task following the iconic William Shatner and the superb Patrick Stewart. This film, though, and the preceding one, are at least as good overall as any Star Trek film made thus far.
d73Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 November 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing what’s the problem?
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Firstly, I’m no Trekkie, thank god! By that I mean I’m not part off that culture or even as some would have you believe religion. Some are so bitchy, so serious, they go against everything that Gene Roddenberry and his phenomenon was meant to be and is...entertainment with guidance and knowledge for what he knew and what there is out there to come. With the great man now up in the stars himself, Mr. Abrams is now holding a fiercely hot torch and putting a dark sided twist upon the Enterprise and it’s crew. So, for the few that have moaned and criticised this movie for not following in the traditional Star Trek footsteps then good. By changing the game it has allowed others to enjoy and not have to know and love anything else Star Trek before Abrams intervention... or as I would prefer to call it updating. Visually breathtaking, great acting from today’s stars, explosive storyline...we truly are going where no one has ever gone before!
A customerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 March 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing Sequal
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After the excellent Star Trek, I found this a disappointment, in the first one we have a story of time travel and something similar here, and the plot for me, is very confusing, just bringing in the English Guy to play the baddy does not work here, and the usually excellent Benedict Cumberbach is woefully miscast. The rest of the crew are excellent as in the first one. But like another reviewer on here, I ordered all three movies as separate discs, and they sent me the Star Trek / into Darkness double disc instead of Into Darkness single disc, would not be an issue if I had not ordered Star Trek as the same time, so was too late to cancel order, and I now have two copies of the same film, I did not need to pay for
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J. McDonaldReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 December 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Star Trek Into Darkness.
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The second outing for the crew in this reboot of the film franchise directed by J.J.Abrams; it`s just as good as the first, with stunning visuals, a complex plot and smart dialogue delivered by a very able ensemble cast.
It should appeal as much to those of us who grew up with the original TV series as well as newcomers.
The standard UK DVD has 2 very short featurettes as extras; English subtitles are available if required.
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BenminxReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 January 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not as amazing as the first recent Trek, but still Very Good
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Star Trek Into Darkness is an interesting mixed bag. It's almost as though the creative minds involved decided that they wanted to stretch the formula and style a bit further to hammer home the point that the new Trek movies weren't going to suffer from the safe over-familiarity of the old. This time it's resulted in a bumpy road loaded with goodies in between a few minor misfires.
Let's get the 'bad' out of the way first: -
The tone overall is more serious than the last movie. While some viewers won't mind, others may. It didn't bother me much, but it was noticeable.
The villain's identity was impossible to keep under wraps in this day and age of social media leaks, and although I'm not going to spoil it here, knowing it in advance does flavour how you feel about the movie, especially the earlier scenes where we're not supposed to know much about Cumberbatch's character.
Several major characters who enlivened the first movie get almost no screen time here. Chekov gets little to do except look panicked, and even Simon Pegg's Scotty is largely sidelined. The Kirk/Spock banter and spiky friendship gets a fun workout for the first third of the film, but then gets largely forgotten as the chase develops and the tone darkens.
Finally, the plot feels rather like a string of exciting events strung together, rather than a particularly coherently told story.
The Good: -
It opens fantastically, with a brilliant, visually inventive and very entertaining escapade.
Kirk and Spock's relationship gets to develop and evolve, with a lot of fun moments.
The effects are stunning, including a lot of scenery and ideas I haven't seen done before.
Cumberbatch is a thrilling and dangerous character, more than able to fascinate the viewer even in a scene with several of the lead characters.
The film also advances the 'politics' a little, bringing in a traditional Star Trek species in an important storyline role.
Into Darkness is very much Star Trek's 'anti-terrorism' story and if analysed, many elements tie in discreetly as commentary on how America has reacted post 9/11. However, while 'darker' than the previous film, it doesn't take itself too seriously and does come packed with surprises and thrills, and ties up some storyline elements in very clever ways.
Top-drawer big-budget Hollywood fare at it's 'almost' best, and a film that gives great hopes for the series' continuing future.
8 people found this helpful
Trish23Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 April 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sparkling Darkness
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There's no hanging around in this film - it's up and (literally) running from the opening scene as Kirk is pursued by a group of floury looking aliens, wonky enough to have graced the original TV series. Meanwhile, in London, Benedict Cumberbatch is up to no good while wearing another terrific coat. Following an attack on Star Fleet, Kirk and the Enterprise embark on a mission of revenge at the behest of repellent hawk, Admiral Marcus and the resulting battle of wits, phasers and conscience is great fun and hugely entertaining.
All the familiar Star Trek tropes are present - Kirk and Spock's bromance is developing nicely, Scotty is tetchy as ever, Checkov is earnest and eager. There's the moral tussle too - is lashing out in revenge really the right course of action? When you invent a weapon of mass destruction should you really be surprised to find it turned on you? Kirks's character & the leadership qualities he has in spades are shown as maturing nicely as he wrestles with all the issues dealing with John Harrison throw up.
Never having seen most of the original cast films Khan had no resonance for me but as he's portrayed here he made for a fascinating and complex villain. His cause wasn't completely unjust, his grievance against Star Fleet and Admiral Marcus genuine. Even when he's being helpful he's quietly menacing & obviously untrustworthy but never less than compelling.
I deducted one star because of really disappointing extras on the DVD. Two five minute features - one detailing how a set piece was designed and shot, the other concerning John Harrison. Not even a gag reel.

Great fun and lots of bang for your buck. Recommended.
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