May 20, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Country: USA

Review: Rigorous Mr. Spock and impulsive Captain Kirk continue their spatial adventures in “Star Trek Into Darkness”, the most engrossing film from J.J.Abrams so far. This time they reunite forces to hunt John Harrison, a member of their own crew who became a villain, revealing to have a superior intelligence and a huge capacity of resilience. Better than any kind of monster or exuberant creature, Harrison is a real human with no fancy name for a change, accused of perpetrating massive attacks in London and in Starfleet Command. Ending up captured by the starship USS Enterprise, Harrison surrenders to Captain Kirk, unveiling secrets that will incriminate other characters who would be improbable malefactors at the first thought. This sequel is a good example on how technology should be used, leading to breathtaking battles and striking action, without surpass the sense of story. Of course that the plot revealed some scenes built in common ground but its twists were more than enough to maintain the grip and cause surprise. “Star Trek Into Darkness” is a pleasurable and adventurous manhunt that accomplishes its purpose to entertain, using the vastness of space as background. From a sci-fi perspective, we cannot demand much more. I just would have made some slight adjustments on some deviations of the plot, those involving internal confrontations among the crew.

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