Friday, May 17, 2013

Star Trek: Into Darkness!

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Caught a afternoon showing the new Star Trek film, and I liked it but I didn't love it. It's what I have come to expect from Star Trek, an epic sweeping adventure film with universe wide stakes. Solid acting, great looking production values and an energy to the pacing all make for a fun ride....

... only, the story jumps through the expected hoops and never really captures the fun, pulpy fun of the prelude that we see at the start of the film. I know that there is an expectation for a film this big that the story has to be more than a series of adventures-- but this is Star Trek, a five year mission to have little adventures-- that said this was also the set up to that type of adventure and it ends with the start of that 5 year mission.

So here we are, 2 films in. The first was introduce this Star Trek world, this one was the next step in the set up for the main adventure of a mission to explore the universe... so I for one hope the next one is able to take that next step and show us the adventured of the Enterprise and it's crew...


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great review Iren. It is easily the best film of the year so far and gets me really excited for what’s next to come this summer. Hopefully the adrenaline continues to rush.