Star Trek into Darkness: Movie Review by a Mississauga Chiropractor

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Just watched Star Trek into Darkness (2013), staring Chris Pine (Rise of the Guardians), Zachary Quinto (Heroes) & Zoe Saldana (Avatar).


In this movie, when the crew of the Starfleet Enterprise, Kirk ( Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Dr. McCoy “Bones” (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Chekov (Anton Yelchin), Carol (Alice Eve) & Sulu (John Cho)  is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, John Harrison, aka Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving their world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a Klingon war-zone world to capture Khan.


What I liked:  Benedict Cumberbatch`s portrayal of Khan was by far the best part of this film.  You never know until the end whether his intentions were good or evil.  When he single handily gunned down the gang of Klingon warriors or was seeking revenge on Enterprise Leader Marcus, he was certainly the most feared character in the movie.  I also enjoyed the back & forth interactions between Kirk and Spock.  The chemistry between Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto was excellent.  Karl Urban also did a great job with Bone’s character.  His line of “For God’s sake, I’m a doctor not a nuclear missile operator” was classic.  Simon Pegg’s role of Scotty was also very good.  I liked how they gave Scotty a big and crucial role in this film.  The pacing of the movie was very good.  There was tons of action and the story kept me on my toes.  I also liked the way they reversed the roles of Kirk & Spock in this movie compared to their roles in the 1982 Star Trek: Wrath of Khan movie.


What I didn’t like:  I would have liked to see more Sulu and Uhura in this film.  I’m a fan of both John Cho & Zoe Saldana and would have liked to see them used more.  I wasn’t a big fan of the Carol character in the film played by Alice Eve.  Not sure where the British accent came from, and it seemed like she was just added to bring some eye candy to the film.  I also found that the ending was a bit too abrupt.  There was this big build up, and then suddenly we see Khan back asleep and the crew is off to their next 5 year mission to explore the galaxy.  I’m curious to see what Star Trek 3 will bring.  Perhaps there is be more of a cling-on roll.  Or maybe an introduction to Star Trek the next generation with Captain Jean-Luc Picard.


Overall I would give this film 10/10 stars.  It is definitely a movie to watch this summer.  Happy Viewing!



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