As you probably guessed from the title, I really enjoyed Stark Trek: Into Darkness. I know this is a bit late, but I only saw the film yesterday and I wanted to share my enjoyment.
Is it the best film ever? No. Is it different from the series? Yes. Does this reduce how much I liked it? Not in the slightest. I really, really liked this film. It had a nice mix of action, plot and side bits, like an arguement between Spock and Ahora, that added to the overall feel. It didn’t cause deep emotional thoughts or make me ponder the meaning of life or inspire me to go out and become a better person. This was not why I wanted to see this. I wanted to see spaceships, explosions and Benedict Cumberbatch shoot a lot of Klingons. On these fronts the film delivered spectacularly. I will admit I saw a lot of the plot coming and there were no real surprises, but it didn’t reduce how much fun I had watching it.
If you haven’t seen it and still can, take the opportunity and go. Don’t expect more of it than it promises and you’ll have a great time. What’s more, my girlfriend (who dislikes action and explosions in particular) enjoyed it, so there is more there than just action and explosions. But I must admit, the action and explosions were my favourite parts.