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Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness


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ISHAN RAYCHAUDHURI | New Delhi, May 11, 2013 16:03
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Every Star Trek has an older audience which waits with bated breath for the next film to come out and a younger one which either becomes part of the Star Trek pack or think it to be bollocks meant for nerds with glasses and acne.

Thankfully Star Trek Into Darkness is not just a film which happily converts a new generation of film goers but also makes the older bunch come out happy and satisfied.

J.J. Abrams, the director thankfully kept the spirit of the earlier films alive without being slavishly tied to it. With a slick style of direction and modern production values, audiences watching a Star Trek for the first time will enjoy its CGI.

Having said that, the most important factor which makes this film tick are the amazing performances by its lead actors. Chris Pine as Captain Kirk was excellent with a highly believable performance in a setting which can easily lose its human touch and look all futuristic and droid-like.

A special mention must be made for Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison, the main antagonist of the film. Every single word which comes out of his mouth is scary and without him, the film wouldn't have been so good. With his expressions and cool-gaze he might just be the most cold hearted super-villain you have ever seen.

The plot might not boldly take you to places you haven't gone before but wherever it does take you, is a wonderful place and it would be positively Vulcan to say otherwise.

Overall, it is a great action adventure for all cine-lovers, with slick production values, great special effects and quite a good story. A must watch... 

Director: J J Abrams

Cast: John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana


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