July 16 2024


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Positive Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews

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Early reviews for Star Trek into Darkness are emerging and the reviews are good.

Excerpts from several reviews appear below, and there are no spoilers for those trying to avoid them ahead of the movie release.

“The revived Star Trek films are shaping up to be the opposite of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman tales in that they’re light on bleakness and attitude,” said Time Out‘s Dave Calhoun. “There are enough gags (Simon Pegg is fun again as Scotty) and wit (the tension between Kirk and Spock is winning) between darker bouts of space fighting and ship-saving to keep the mood airy and unpretentious.”

“Director J.J. Abrams has followed up his sensational 2009 Star Trek reboot with a sparkling 3D sequel,” said The Guardian‘s Andrew Pulver. “People are unlikely to charge out of the cinema with quite the same level of glee as they did in 2009; but this is certainly an astute, exhilarating concoction.”

“If this is Abrams’ final frontier, he has left Star Trek in a good place, both in the fictional universe and as a franchise,” said Ian Freer of Empire. “In some sense, the title is misleading. Into Darkness is a blast, fun, funny, spectacular and exhilarating. The rule of great even-numbered Trek movies continues.”

Total Film‘s Matthew Leyland calls the movie “fantastic fun,” although “at a certain point, peril-fatigue starts to creep in.

“Abrams’ aim with Into Darkness was to mint a standalone adventure, one that welcomed total Trek neophytes at the door. Mission accomplished.”

Thanks to Ed Gardner for the tip!

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6 thoughts on “Positive Star Trek Into Darkness Reviews

  1. I’m positive everyone is gonna love it, that is, unless they don’t pass away until the movie is released!

    The ol’ Final Frontier at this rate, will need a broom to brush away all the cobwebs and dust from the film canisters at this rate!!

  2. Danger, Will Robertson, Danger!!

    Matthew Leyland is 110% right here, though I look at it as crying “Wolf!!!” far too many times!

  3. “The ol’ Final Frontier at this rate, will need a broom to brush away all the cobwebs and dust from the film canisters are open in the US at this rate!!”

    What on Earth are you talking about? lol

    Does the movie open earlier in the UK?

  4. Are you kidding? This film is a crapy remake of Wrath of Kahn. Star Trek V was better written then this horrid thing!

  5. I wonder how much money the studio had to pay to get these good reviews?

  6. Not as horrid as Farragut Films upcoming abomination Star Trek Continues. That steaming pile of cow flop will make Star Trek Into Darkness look like a major thrill ride.

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