Monday, May 27, 2013

Star Trek: Into the Darkness, In my opinion, very entertaining film for both trekers and noobs alike!

Well with all the bantering happening with all the changes Disney has made (and is still making) with various Star Wars projects, most of them being cancelled incidentally, many are questioning what Disney’s angle with all of these various takeovers that are happening, first with Marvel, and now more recently with Lucusfilm (there’s already an article about this, so please check there first. I might do a "part two" of that topic later on). But back to the topic at hand - JJ Abrams sequel to the re-launch of the Star Trek series, “Star Trek: Into the Darkness.” 

I must say this was a very well made film. It was entertaining, surprising, a lot of inside and more obvious jokes, and plenty of action with good CGI that wasn’t over the top. Much like its predecessor, this film kept with the alternate timeline created in the first film. However while doing so, they re-told one of the classic tales from the original Star Trek series in its own unique way. 

As a long time fan of all of the Star Trek franchises, I’m glad they kept to the originality of the series, while at the same time developed new and unheard of sequences that was never in the original series. But again, this is a different timeline from the original; therefore you can experiment with many different aspects of the story without it looking like a re-hashed variation of the original, which is why I love this concept of an alternative past. By the way that too is also a staple of Star Trek, the space/time continuum theory, which works well with this series.

With the actors picked for the classic characters, it’s funny and clever how well they gel together on screen while keeping within the classic characterizations of the original series, even down classic catch phrases, and actions. For true fans be sure to look out for a redone rendition between Kirk and Scotty in one part in this film. Many of you may remember a similar segment done back in the original series, be sure to catch that one if you can.

Overall, the film lived up to his predecessor and legacy quite well. While at the same time introduced the audience to new aspects of this classic franchise. So while some that might question how well JJ Abrams can handle a legendary sci-fi to dedicated fans and at the same time entice newer people to the Star Trek universe , well I say see the film for yourself. Now, if only the same can be said for the new Star Wars film. Guess we will have to wait and see…

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