What can I say that hasn’t already been said about this stellar sequel to 2009’s reboot of the Star Trek franchise? How about that I loved it and it was the sequel that I hoped it would be. You take this great cast and, now that the origin story is out of the way, throw them into an epic space adventure. Bombastic effects, a mysterious villain, a rousing musical score and Klingons make for a fun ride.
In Star Trek Into Darkness, a mysterious terrorist attacks Starfleet and Kirk and company are sent to get him. Along the way Kirk and Spock build the ever important friendship that defines the entire series, the villain reveals a big secret and Starfleet may not be as pure as everyone thinks. This is satisfying stuff as the new series continues along its alternate timeline established in the first J.J. Abrams film.
I can’t say much more without giving anything away, so let me finish by saying that the 3D conversion is pretty good but probably not necessary. I saw the film twice, once at a standard cinema and once at IMAX. I preferred the standard cinema presentation because J.J. Abrams shoots pretty tight and on the huge IMAX screen it all felt a little claustrophobic to me.
Run, don’t walk, to see this superb sci-fi flick.