I went out to see Star Trek Into Darkness last night. We are getting to that time of the year where we get a new movie that I want to see each week. Going for a Tuesday night showing meant a better chance of seeing it in a quiet theatre.
I really liked the movie a lot. If you liked the first movie, this one will not disappoint you. If you are one of the people complaining about rebooting the series, then there is nothing I can say that will make you want to see this movie.
It is visually stunning. Of course, everything JJ Abrams touches comes out sparkly and clean. I think that plays to the movie’s advantage, since as the Enterprise gets banged up, it looks that much worse.
I cannot help but to wonder how expensive a starship like the Enterprise would be. Huge in scale, and capable of amazing feats of engineering and transport. And we seem to see the ship get destroyed, or mostly destroyed in every movie. And it doesn’t matter if it is Kirk or Picard, the Federation always gives them the ship back in the end.
The storyline was really well done, with good twists and turns. Some good surprises and good character development for this timeline’s characters. They are packing into a movie, what we were able to observe over the time of a TV series. Not an easy task in the least.
If you liked the first movie, go see this one. You will like it. If you like bashing the first movie, you know you will see this one anyway at some point, even if it is to bash this one too. So, you might as well go see it in the theatre to up the box office totals, so they will green light the third movie, cuz I wanna see it!