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Chris Pine's Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto's Spock return alongside Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and newcomers Benedict Cumberbatch and Peter Weller in the sci-fi sequel to J.J. Abrams' beloved 2009 Star Trek reboot. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home to Earth, they find John Harrison (Cumberbatch), a powerful figure with a thirst for vengeance, has begun to wage a one man war on Starfleet. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew in pursuit of this fugitive, but if Harrison's strength and cunning prove a match for the whole fleet, what hope does the young crew of the Enterprise have of bringing him to justice - and what price will they have to pay?

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328 votes / 58 comments The Talk

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    • Myles-Davis

      The first reboot film was an very satisfying treat for genre starved sci-fi fans. This one looks equally awesome.

    • Fiona

      God I love Benidict! Cant wait to see this!!!

    • daniel

      friggin awesome!

    • movie master

      outstanding movie

    • Mark

      Cannot wait for this movie it just looks outstanding

    • Ludwig

      Holy freaking A, I need to see this!!!!

    • empirical

      finally!! I can't wait!! this will be great!

    • yes

      yes can't wait

    • Chris

      Haven't been this excited since Butt Sluts 9.

    • movie master

      outstanding movie

    • LeeW

      JJ Abrams, Star Trek and (Sherlock's) Benedict Cumberbatch..Awesome!!

    • BethH

      Can't wait

    • Rich

      Looks like more action nonsense - light on plot and characterisation and big on stupidity and effects. Hardly what Trek is supposed to be

    • Yo Rich Dick!

      Did you even bother to read the synopsis before placing your wank review? It's a reboot so it can follow it's own path=L Get over yourself!

    • movie master

      great tralier

    • hodstar

      The game is afoot Watson!

    • dark lord

      cool trailer

    • Dave

      loving the product placement :P

    • macloch

      awesome

    • Becks

      Boy, oh boy! I am super pumped for this one! Bring on May 2013!!

    • Trevor

      Looks good, I will definitely go and see this.

    • jonty

      :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    • the movie master

      Looks outstanding

    • mr sock

      a few trek films are about baddies having big weapons, so whats new?

    • BrionyJae

      EXCITED BEYOND WORDS. Hope there's more Bones in this one ;)

    • trevor

      Welll I'm not going to get to overboard, the casting is good but will the rest be a complete story, shalll see on it's release date.

    • Maaori Boy.

      Tumeke, this looks to be another choice moive, chur! can't wait for this one... Sweet to see a Kiwi in the cast, Go harty Bones.

    • exeman

      looking forward

    • Patrick

      Looks cool, great can't wait.

    • charlene

      Can't wait to see this!

    • CrazyFlipper

      Looks freakin' awesome!!!

    • albasunderpants

      More of a star wars man myself but the last one was great. This looks even better!

    • RexH

      It's looking better. And setting it on a future Earth is interesting.

    • Issy

      It's got my attention, look forward to seeing the movie

    • Mike

      Don't be breaking my ship. It's almost new. Not ready for NCC1701A

    • Salty

      More Abrams style over substance.

    • Vulcan

      Bang Bang Crash Smash (cue:intense eye contact) Bang Bang Crash Smash (cue:special effects) Bang Bang Crash Smash (cue:over the top music)

    • syble

      looks good

    • Anon

      Benedict Cumberbach!!

    • darklord

      outstanding 2nd trailer

    • Amerikain

      Was always more of a Star Wars vs Star Trek fan, but the remakes of star wars are REALLY good.

    • darklord

      outstanding third trailer

    • Red

      Epic

    • Sarah8494

      The VFX looks so epic in this film AND Benedict Cumberbatch is such a great addition to this film!

    • AttackClone

      It'll be... awesome! That is all.

    • dinx

      what happened to the final frontier is it now back on earth?

    • i'm back

      outstanding trailer

    • Jose

      Trekkie from day dot. Can't wait.

    • Insouciant

      love the new star trek movies can't wait for this one

    • Anthony K

      All action. No brain. What a shame!

    • Sal

      I can't believe they have given J.J. Abrams Star Wars as well

    • Mal

      Awesome Movie really enjoyed it. Funny,Sad, and Amazing

    • Reg

      this was fuking awsome!!!!!!!

    • mingaeh

      Loved this film. Only one issue. Why was the dead tribble still on the desk after everything else got tossed around during the battle?

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Steve Newall Flicks Writer

JJ Abrams’ Star Trek not only kept most Trekkies reasonably happy but also reignited public interest in the spacefarers of the USS Enterprise while proving a bloody good watch to boot. With Star Trek Into Darkness Abrams goes two for two, an impressive outcome given his comparatively short directorial career. More

Into Darkness quickly affirms that Kirk’s hotheadedness hasn’t quite made him commanding officer material yet. Luckily for the viewer, the consequences of his impulsiveness bring him into direct contact with Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison, instantly credible as a one-man force hell-bent on taking on Starfleet (headed by a great Peter Weller).

The ensuing skirmishes, chases and confrontations add a personal struggle somewhat missing from Abrams’ previous effort, helping to distinguish Into Darkness from its predecessor in replacing boy’s own space adventuring with something more potent, a rivalry fed by differing desires for revenge. That’s not to suggest the scale of the film has narrowed - there might not be an equivalent of Kirk’s dash across the icy plains of Delta Vega in Star Trek, but there’s no shortage of large scale action on offer both on land and in space, including some great city-based carnage and a spectacular spacesuit-clad plummet from ship to ship through a debris field.

Building upon the opportunities afforded by his new timeline, Abrams continues making callbacks to the original Star Trek universe. Some of these will even be apparent to only the casually acquainted (that’d be me!), and as a bonus he’s also tempered his enthusiasm for lens flares – which at this point in such an exciting sequence of films seems like a ridiculous thing to have complained about in the first place. Hide

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Still Going At Warp

Jordan Flicks Superstar (?)

Space. The Final Frontier.

Or not.

JJ Abrams returns to direct the sequel to his 2009 hit, "Star Trek", a film that brought the characters of Kirk and his crew back to the big screen.

And while this movie went into Warp at the box office, does the follow-up have enough juice in its core to boldly go where the first went before?

The crew of the Starship Enterprise faces a new enemy with a strength and intellect, the like of which they never have seen before.

And this new enemy is one of Starfleet's own.

With what seems to be the whole production of the first film returning for the sequel, it's hard to fault the adventure that is "Star Trek Into Darkness".
Another solid script written by the team of Orci and Kurtzman, with Damon Lindelof joining them this time, which is envisioned in typical Abrams style and executed flawlessly by a team of actors that completely inhabit their characters on-screen.
The visuals of the first are updated, with small tweaks that make this universe seem even more real and completely engross us in the alien environments we see.
Benedict Cumberbatch explodes onto the big screen, playing villain "John Harrison" with such malevolence that you wonder if any other will top his sinister portrayal.

And while the movie is a fantastic sum of parts, it comes off as safe.

There is no doubt that this film deserves much of the accolade that it has received thus far, but in many ways it plays a little too closely to the first film's formula. While not a bad thing, this series was about reinvigorating the franchise, especially that of the much loved crew of the original Enterprise.

Again, it's hard to fault the film, but that is the biggest issue with it. That it is so much like it's former, it doesn't become something greater than this.

Though, considering that we are still going Warp from the first, the ride bursts forward to thrill us again, on a truly fun trek through the stars.

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Warpped magic !

CrixMcGuffin Wannabe (?)

Come on, it's suppose to be a Sci-fi not a magic show ! Space ships dont work in water, shrapnel from an explosion doesn't suddenly stop in space metres from its origin, and when were space ships of the 23rd century made of steel I beams (ok so it was shot around an old industrial site)
Oblivion with Tommy Cruise (who I can't stand) was so much better. but the continuity goofs were a laugh though.

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A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

GCarpenter B-Grader (?)

wasnt a fan - but its started something thats not going to stop - Dvd shop here i come :)

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Make it so...

adamatdramatrain Flicks Superstar (?)

Trekkies will be pretty pretty pleased with JJ Abrams 'Star Wars VII' warm-up. There are knowing nods and overt references to a whole host of Trek-lore - from Harry Mudd, Tribbles, Klingons and Nicholas Meyer's second 'Star Trek' movie - from way back in 1982. So, if you're a fan of the 'Trek' you'll get tickles galore from Abrams' script. That said, pretty much anyone can enjoy the fun to be had here. It's space opera that revolves, as ever, around the basic question of any 'Star Trek' movie: "Can we get Spock to show emotion?"

The special effects are spot on, although (yet again) the 3D provides little save the odd pretty depth effect, and going to warp speed looks stunning as The Enterprise whooshes away at warp, leaving a trail of wibbly wobbly lines against the black expanse of space, dotted with twinkly stars. Nice. But is it worth those extra $$$ to see in three dimensions?

What is 3D (for the most part) are the characters. Every single one gets to play a key scene and save the day in his / her own way. Chris Pine (Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spock) get to play a version of mismatched 'Lethal Weapon' cops Murtaugh and Riggs, and it's clear that Abrams loves Simon Pegg, as his Scotty gets to take centre stage in several scenes.

To say too much about Benedict Cumberbatch's role would be to spoil it (although I see IMDB list his role on the full cast page for the movie, which kinda gives the game away guys!) It's enough to say that Benedict rocks the deerstalker hat in the BBCs 'Sherlock' and he rocks in his bad guy role here, relishing every speech given to him by Abrams script as if it were a Shakespearian soliloquy.

The comic book "geeks" used to bemoan Hollywood's mistreatment of their heroes - but now, with the likes of Joss Whedon at the helm of 'The Avengers', and Abrams guiding both 'Star Trek' and 'Star Wars', the new millennium is looking good for cinematic sci-fi and superhero fans.

Live long and prosper.

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Darkness is Coming

delarge101 Flicks Superstar (?)

Action-packed, superbly acted, and typically witty, Star Trek Into Darkness manages to entertain while irreverently betraying the human desire for superiority and dominance.

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Engaging; best to see it in theatres!

jaynine Flicks Superstar (?)

This was an absolutely amazing film. I say this because I am NOT a Star Trek fan but the director did phenomenally well bringing audiences like me into the action and not be completely lost. It had just the right amount of wit and a bucket-full of action I couldn't get enough of!

Kudos goes to the VFX team for making the CGI looking flipping fantastic; every computerized detail was perfect. Cumberbatch took the award for best actor for me on this film; he brought 'it'. I can't explain what 'it' is without spoiling, but lets just say he did an amazing job and performed top-notch.
Abrams couldn't have made this film any better and if he did I'd offer 6 gold stars on a silver patter.

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  • Peter

    thats the trouble with Tribbles...

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dead tribble

Manie-Clout Nobody (?)

why was the dead tribble the only thing that didnt get tossed around the ship? It was still on the table where Bones left it.

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A bit too action packed

Galen Wannabe (?)

I am glad I didn't see this movie in 3D (I catch most 3D films in 3D) because even in 2D it gave me something of a headache, I felt bombarded by the level of action and explosions (and don't get me wrong, I generally like action films). As a story it was solid enough, not as good as the first one and somewhat darker (there was some moral ambiguity I enjoyed, and Spock's infuriating "logical" statements were a source of amusement. To be fair I'm no trekkie, the 2009 movie was my first exposure, however I didn't feel this one was as good.

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Going Nowhere

GrahamP Flicks Superstar (?)

This movie has a lot of special effects that are far bigger and better than the story.One part has a space ship crashing into a city.Spectacular!
It does not offer much that is new and I felt that I had seen it all before.
It was easily forgettable.

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Entertaining

wobbit Flicks Superstar (?)

But not nearly as good as the last one

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Benedict Cumberbatch is awesome.

tedioustoad Nobody (?)

This film lacked a bit in substance and seemed like a chore for the actors compared to the first movie. Benedict Cumberbatch, however, puts in a great performance.

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Press Reviews

87% of critics recommend

Consensus: "Visually spectacular and suitably action packed, Star Trek Into Darkness is a rock-solid installment in the venerable sci-fi franchise, even if it's not as fresh as its predecessor."

ROTTEN TOMATOES SCORE. Read more reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
Empire (UK)

A blast. Fun, funny, spectacular and exhilarating. Full review.

Guardian (UK)

An astute, exhilarating concoction. Full review.

Hollywood Reporter

Efficiently delivers what it's built to do, but without style or personality. Full review.

Time Out London

A stop-gap tale that's modest, fun and briefly amusing. Full review.

Total Film (UK)

The most thrilling Star Trek since First Contact. Full review.

Variety (USA)

May not boldly go where no "Trek" adventure has gone before, but getting there is such a well-crafted, immensely pleasurable ride that it would be positively Vulcan to nitpick. Full review.