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Star Trek Into Darkness Review

Star Trek Into Darkness Review

Star Trek Into Darkness Review

Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek film franchise, and the sequel to 2009's Star Trek. The film was directed by J. J. Abrams from a screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof based on the series of the same name created by Gene Roddenberry. Lindelof, Orci, Kurtzman and Abrams are also producers, with Bryan Burk. Chris Pine reprises his role as Captain James T. Kirk, with Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy, John Cho and Bruce Greenwood reprising their roles from the previous film. Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller and Alice Eve round out the film's principal cast.

The plot of Into Darkness takes place one year after the previous installment, with Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise sent to the Klingon homeworld seeking former Starfleet member-turned-terrorist John Harrison. After the release of Star Trek, Abrams, Burk, Lindelof, Kurtzman, and Orci agreed to produce its sequel. Filming began in January 2012. Into Darkness' visual effects were primarily created by Industrial Light & Magic.

The film was converted to 3D in post-production. Star Trek Into Darkness premiered at Event Cinemas in Sydney, Australia on April 23, 2013, and was released on May 9 in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Peru, with other countries following. The film was released on May 16 in the United States and Canada, opening at IMAX cinemas a day earlier.

Into Darkness was a critical and commercial success, grossing more than $467 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of the Star Trek franchise. More about Star Trek Into Darkness Review - keep reading !!


In 2259, the starship Enterprise is on a survey mission to the planet Nibiru, studying a primitive culture. Captain James T. Kirk and First Officer Spock attempt to save the planet's inhabitants from a volcanic eruption. When Spock's life is endangered, Kirk violates the Prime Directive in order to save him, exposing the Enterprise to the native inhabitants, a decision with which Spock disagrees.

Returning to Earth, Kirk loses command of the Enterprise and Admiral Christopher Pike is reinstated as its commanding officer. Pike manages to convince Admiral Marcus to allow Kirk to continue as his first officer on the Enterprise, rather than being sent back to the Academy. Meanwhile, a secret Section 31 installation in London is bombed by a renegade Starfleet officer, Commander John Harrison. During a meeting of Starfleet commanders to discuss the situation, Harrison attacks in a jumpship, killing Pike. Kirk disables the jumpship, but Harrison uses a prototype portable transwarp transporter device to escape to Kronos, the Klingon homeworld, knowing Starfleet would be unable to follow.

Admiral Marcus orders the Enterprise to kill Harrison, arming them with 72 prototype photon torpedoes, shielded and untraceable to sensors. Chief engineer Montgomery Scott resigns his duties in protest when Kirk denies Scott's request to examine the weapons for safety reasons. Pavel Chekov is promoted in his stead and Dr. Carol Wallace, a weapons specialist, joins the crew. Spock, Dr. Leonard McCoy and Uhura convince Kirk it would be better to capture Harrison and return him to Earth for trial, rather than killing him.

En route, the Enterprise suffers an unexpected coolant leak in the warp core, disabling the ship's warp capabilities. Kirk leads a deniable operation to Kronos in a confiscated civilian vessel. Approaching Harrison's location, they are ambushed by Klingon patrols. Harrison easily dispatches the Klingons, then unexpectedly surrenders after learning the exact number of torpedoes locked on his location. On the Enterprise, Wallace is revealed as Dr. Carol Marcus, the Admiral's daughter, who along with Dr. McCoy, opens a torpedo at the behest of Harrison, revealing a man in cryogenic stasis. Harrison reveals his true identity as Khan, a genetically engineered superhuman awoken by Marcus from a 300-year suspended animation. Khan reveals his crew was held hostage by Marcus to force him to develop weapons and warships for Starfleet in preparation for a war between the Federation and the Klingons. Khan attempted to smuggle his crew out in the torpedoes he had designed, but was discovered. Believing Marcus had killed his crew, he instigated his attacks to avenge his family. Khan reveals Marcus had sabotaged the Enterprise's warp drive, intending for the Klingons to destroy the ship after firing the torpedoes at Kronos, giving him a casus belli for war. Acting on information from Khan, Kirk asks Scott to investigate a set of coordinates within the Solar System.

The Enterprise is intercepted by a larger Federation warship, the USS Vengeance under the command of Marcus. Marcus demands that Kirk deliver Khan, but Kirk refuses. The Enterprise, with a hastily repaired warp drive, flees to Earth in order to report Marcus, however the Vengeance intercepts and disables it. Kirk offers to exchange Khan and the cryogenic pods in exchange for sparing the lives of his crew. Marcus refuses, transporting Carol Marcus to the Vengeance and ordering the Enterprise's destruction. The Vengeance suddenly loses power, having been sabotaged by Scott, who discovered and infiltrated the ship during his investigation. With the transporters down, Kirk and Khan, with the latter's knowledge of the warship's design, space-jump to the Vengeance. Meanwhile, Spock contacts his older self on New Vulcan, who informs him that Khan cannot be trusted. After capturing the bridge, Khan overpowers Kirk, Scott and Carol, killing Admiral Marcus and seizing control of the Vengeance.

Khan demands from Spock the return of his crew in exchange for the three Enterprise officers. Spock complies, but surreptitiously removes Khan's frozen crew and arms the warheads. Khan betrays their agreement, crippling the Enterprise, however the Vengeance is in turn disabled following the detonation of the torpedoes. With both starships powerless and caught in Earth's gravity, they begin to fall toward the surface. Kirk sacrifices himself by entering the radioactive reactor chamber to realign the warp core, saving the ship. Kirk succumbs to radiation poisoning and dies, throwing Spock into a grief-stricken rage.

In one last act of defiance, Khan crashes the Vengeance into San Francisco to destroy Starfleet headquarters. Fleeing the scene, Spock transports down in pursuit. While experimenting on a dead tribble, McCoy discovers that Khan's blood has regenerative properties that may save Kirk. Spock, with Uhura's help, manages to subdue and capture Khan, and Kirk is revived. One year later, Kirk addresses a gathering memorializing the events, where he recites the "where no man has gone before" monologue. Khan is resealed in his cryogenic pod and stored with his crew, while Carol Marcus joins the crew of a recommissioned Enterprise, as it departs on a five-year exploratory mission.


  • Chris Pine as Captain/Commander James T. Kirk, commanding officer and former first officer of the starship Enterprise
  • Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock, first officer and science officer
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan, a genetically engineered superhuman given the alias of Commander John Harrison
  • Karl Urban as Lieutenant Commander Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, chief medical officer
  • Simon Pegg as Lieutenant Commander Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, second officer and chief engineer
  • John Cho as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, third officer and helmsman
  • Zoe Saldana as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, communications officer
  • Anton Yelchin as Ensign Pavel Chekov, navigator and Scott's temporary replacement as chief engineer
  • Bruce Greenwood as Admiral Christopher Pike, Kirk's mentor and predecessor as captain of the Enterprise
  • Alice Eve as Lieutenant Dr. Carol Marcus, a science officer who uses the pseudonym of "Carol Wallace" to board the Enterprise
  • Peter Weller as Fleet Admiral Alexander Marcus, Carol's father and commander-in-chief of Starfleet
  • Leonard Nimoy as Spock Prime, the original incarnation of Spock.

Supporting Cast and Cameos

  • Noel Clarke as Thomas Harewood, a Starfleet officer working in Section 31, who is extorted by Khan into bombing the facility
  • Nazneen Contractor as Rima Harewood, Thomas' wife
  • Christopher Doohan (son of James Doohan) as Transport officer
  • Amanda Foreman as Ensign Brackett
  • Jay Scully as Lieutenant Chapin
  • Jonathan Dixon as Ensign Froman
  • Aisha Hinds as Navigation Officer Darwin
  • Joseph Gatt as Science Officer 0718
  • Bill Hader as Additional voices
  • Deep Roy as Keenser
  • Anjini Taneja Azhar as Lucille Harewood, Thomas' terminally ill daughter
  • Nolan North as a Vengeance helmsman
  • Sean Blakemore as a Klingon
  • Heather Langenkamp as Moto

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Theatrical Release Information

  • US Theatrical Release Date: May 16, 2013
  • MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence
  • Production Company: Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Bad Robot
  • Filming Locations: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California, USA | Crystal Cathedral - 12141 Lewis Street, Garden Grove, California, USA | Paramount Studios - 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA | Iceland | The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
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A fun time for Star Trek, November 22, 2013
By Paul Gee (United States)

This was a great addition to my Instant Video collection. I pay attention to detail... the sets, costumes, special effects and acting are all so much fun that this a Star Trek movie worth watching many times.

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