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With Star Trek Into Darkness now playing around the world, our partners at Omelete recently sat down with Chris Pine. During the interview, he talked about his favorite thing about the franchise and what it means to him, where he thinks Star Trek should go next, the challenges of shooting the sequel, the friendship between Kirk and Spock relative to the relationships with his fellow actors, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch. Star Trek Into Darkness also stars Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, and Alice Eve. The film is now playing in IMAX 3D and in 2D and 3D. Chris Pine Time Index: 0:20 – Reveals his favorite thing about Star Trek. 1:05 – Talks about what it means to him to be part of the Star Trek franchise. 2:20 – Comments on the friendship between Kirk and Spock »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
If you saw Star Trek Into Darkness this weekend and couldn't quite place Peter Weller, the actor playing Starfleet Admiral Marcus, allow us to refresh your memory: Weller starred in two of the biggest cult films of the eighties, Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and RoboCop, as well as in David Cronenberg’s adaptation of William S. Burroughs's The Naked Lunch. He's also had supporting parts on 24, Dexter, Fringe, and House. And if that weren’t enough, the man is currently finishing up a Ph.D. in art history. He talked to us recently about his stint on Star Trek, his diverse career, and his professor's problem with J.J. Abrams.How did you get this part?I had done an episode of Fringe, and I had a meeting at the Bad Robot offices about some directing work. And afterward this young guy follows me into the parking lot and starts talking to me. »
- Bilge Ebiri
Production Designer, Scott Chambliss, has posted some Star Trek Into Darkness concept art on his blog. You can check out a few more pieces by clicking the link at the bottom of the article. Related Content: 60 Star Trek Into Darkness International Trailer Screengrabs J.J. Abrams On The Role Of The Klingons In Star Trek Into Darkness International Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser J.J. Abrams Acknowledges The Wait For Star Trek Into Darkness Running Time: 2 hrs 7 min Release Date: May 17 2013 (USA) MPAA Rating: PG-13 (confirmed) Starring: Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto John Cho, Peter Weller, Karl Urban and Chris Pine Directed by: Jj Abrams Written by: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Damon Lindelof (screenplay),Roberto Orci (screenplay), Gene Roddenberry (tv series "Star Trek") "In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, »
Even though Star Trek Into Darkness has only been in theaters for a few days you can already pre-order the film on Blu-ray through Amazon. That's not the most exciting thing though. Through Amazon, you can order a limited edition set featuring the 3D Blu-ray combo pack and a replica Starfleet Phaser. Check out the image of the set below and pre-order it by clicking here . Paramount Pictures' Star Trek Into Darkness is now playing in theaters and grossed $84 million this weekend. The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller. Click on the image to see a bigger version! »
Warning: Crazy Spoilers Herein.
It's become a bit of a tradition in Hollywood for the creators of pop culture-friendly franchises to hide a few Easter eggs in the film for hardcore fans to find and get giggly over. "Iron Man 3" did it just this month while Marvel's other giant blockbuster, "The Avengers," perfected the art last year.
But while those movies were at least sometimes subtle about their references and in-jokes, "Star Trek Into Darkness" has taken a somewhat different approach: smacking you right in the face with them at every single opportunity.
Of course, that's bound to happen when your whole film is taken part and parcel from the most beloved "Star Trek" installment of all time, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan." But since not everyone going to see "Star Trek Into Darkness" has a Ph.D. in Trekkery ("Wrath of Khan" did come out over 30 years ago, »
- Scott Harris
Star Trek Into Darkness weekend box office: Downright disappointing domestic debut (photo: Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness) J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, featuring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan, took in an estimated $22 million at 3,668 North American venues on Friday, according to studio figures found at Box Office Mojo. Is that good or bad? Well, let’s just say that this weekend Star Trek Into Darkness should end up collecting approximately $20-28 million less at the domestic box office than early estimates indicated. (Check out comparisons between the Thursday opening of Star Trek Into Darkness and the more impressive debuts of other movie sequels.) Star Trek Into Darkness vs. Star Trek: Opening-weekend box office Star Trek Into Darkness will likely gross at most $83-85 million by Sunday evening, and $70-72 million over the three-day weekend. Paramount is, »
- Zac Gille
New Star Trek 2,Into Darkness movie delivered great action,drama,twists & more. Paramount Pictures released their new sci-fi/action flick, "Star Trek 2: Into Darkness" into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out,and thought it was absolutely magnificent as it delivered big on the action,and the plotline was golden with tons of major twists towards the end. The drama was really intense too as Spock and Kirk really connected for some teary-eyed moments. I mean, I didn't cry,but I certainly would never rag on anyone who did. The movie stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller. In the new flick, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) loses command of the Enterprise after he violates the Prime Directive in an effort to save his first Officer,Spock,from getting destroyed by »
Spoiler warning: Now that Star Trek Into Darkness has arrived in theaters, it’s fair game for the discussion of spoilers. I plan on revealing several key secrets that take place during Into Darkness, so if you don’t want to be spoiled in advance, look away.
There, that’s settled.
Much was made by the filmmakers responsible for 2009’s Star Trek movie, especially its director J.J. Abrams. He made it no secret that he wasn’t a fan of the Trek franchise, and that one of his intents was to make a movie that opened up the door for a wider audience. That was ultimately the primary purpose of J.J.’s Star Trek, and I’m certain that it was the main goal of his follow-up film, Star Trek Into Darkness.
Then why must he and his writers pander to classic Star Trek mythology, to the detriment of their original work, »
- Patrick Sauriol
Star Trek Into Darkness box office: Solid or disappointing domestic debut? (Photo: Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness) J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock, has to date grossed $13.4 million in North America, including from 336 late-night Wednesday IMAX shows and all-day showtimes at 3,668 locations on Thursday. As explained by Ray Subers at Box Office Mojo, first-day figures may have been below par because Paramount Pictures changed Star Trek Into Darkness‘ release date last week — the Star Trek sequel was to have opened on Friday. (Addendum: Barring an unexpected Saturday and Sunday surge, “disappointing” is the word for Star Trek Into Darkness’ domestic box-office debut.) For comparison’s sake: With $11.53m on Thursday proper, Star Trek Into Darkness had the 11th biggest Thursday opening ever (not adjusted for inflation). Its Thursday debut, »
- Zac Gille
Chicago – The anticipation of experiencing the rebooted crew of the starship Enterprise now may overwhelm any creative team’s ability to deliver to that anticipation. “Star Trek Into Darkness” piles on the space war excess, while lessening the savory humanity and memorable characters.
After successfully relaunching and rebooting the characters and universe of Star Trek in 2009, the team of screenwriters Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and director J.J. Abrams have serious “Iron Man 2” syndrome in the follow-up – the tendency to emphasize the larger-than-life gadgets and effects over the smaller-than-life interactions of the humans operating the machines. What makes it a bit frustrating is that they nailed the first one so well, that evolving to the second adventure was an anticipatory slam dunk. There are many fine moments involving the Enterprise crew, but those tasty bits are covered with the fake butter of a franchise summer movie. It »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
This summer director J.J. Abrams takes Star Trek Into Darkness as the young officers of The U.S.S. Enterprise set course for their most epic journey yet. Abrams reunites with the team that created the fun, the humor, and the spirit of 2009’s acclaimed hit reboot of the beloved franchise.
On this second voyage, they’ve amped the action, raised the emotional stakes and launched the Enterprise into a high-wire, life-or-death game of chess with an unstoppable force of destruction.
With everything the men and women of The Enterprise believe on the line, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn and sacrifices must be made for the only family Captain Kirk has left: the crew he commands.
To celebrate the theatrical release of Star Trek Into Darkness, Wamg is doing a giveaway!
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- Movie Geeks
Directed by: J. J. Abrams
Star Trek: Into Darkness might just be the perfect summer blockbuster. (Yes, I know it's still spring, but my thesis stands.) It's big, it's loud, it's well crafted, it's immensely entertaining and quite clever (or, more important, feels clever in the moment). What else could you want from a major Hollywood popcorn flick?
Better yet, it's also a great Star Trek movie. Director J. J. Abrams, with the help of his writers, the Nerd Herd (genre specialists Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof), has crafted a worthy sequel to his 2009 reboot of the franchise. To me, as an origin story that flick felt a little too orchestrated. But Into Darkness kicks off »
With technology today and the free flow of information over the internet, rumors run rampant for our most anticipated movie releases. We try and tackle these as they come out, but for the most part, until the film comes out, it’s hard to either prove or disprove the validity of a rumor. Now that Star Trek Into Darkness has released, we take a look at a few of the rumors that swirled about the film and see what turned out to be true or pure bluster. Needless to say, many Spoilers abound, so if you haven’t seen the film, be warned.
John Harrison is actually Khan - True
This was perhaps The rumor surrounding this film, and began long before Benedict Cumberbatch even signed on to portray the villain in the film. Before the film even really got off the ground and was still in the writing phase, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Running Time: 2 hrs 12 mins
Release Date: May 16, 2013
Plot: After the Federation is attacked by one man (Cumberbatch), the crew of the Enterprise set out on a manhunt, which could lead to all out war.
Who’S It For? I think action fans will be happier than science fiction or Star Trek fans. It’s a big, fun ride.
Expectations: I loved Star Trek (2009), and all I kept doing was trying to avoid news of this film. That was very difficult since Abrams wanted secrecy, and that meant movie nerds were all the more determined to spread any news via Twitter that they could find. Luckily, I was able to go in fresh.
- Jeff Bayer
Before this review can begin, it is very important to remember that five minutes into J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek film, the entire Trek timeline, going back to the very second that James Tiberius Kirk is born, was forever altered. So, there was no five year mission. No Khan. No Next Generation, Deep Space 9, or even a Borg assimilation of Jean-Luc Picard. And Cameron never got his own ship. The writers, Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, wisely gave themselves a clean slate to work with and then proceeded to re-build a universe that was just as compelling, if not more action-packed than before. And it worked very well.
Now, four years later, J.J. Abrams, along with Orci and Kurtzman and now Damon Lindelof, have returned to the Star Trek universe with Star Trek Into Darkness. Many wondered what these creative folks would do with the clean slate. Would they »
2009's "Star Trek" reboot rejuvenated the franchise beyond anyone's expectations. It was fast, funny, and sexy, and director J.J. Abrams took his sweet time developing a sequel (keeping it shrouded in mystery, of course). Now that sequel is (Finally) here, with "Star Trek Into Darkness," which pits the crew of the USS Enterprise against a terrorist villain known as John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch). In all likelihood, this will be Abrams's last go 'round in the captain's chair, as he starts work on the seventh "Star Wars" movie for Disney and Lucasfilm some time this year, for release in 2015. The question then is: Does he go out on a high note, or will he leave you begging for another director to helm the Enterprise? Well, here are 10 things you should keep in mind as you travel "Into Darkness." 1. It's Not That Dark The trailers and title for "Star Trek Into Darkness »
- Drew Taylor
Review by Dana Jung
In 2009, producer/director J.J. Abrams took the nearly impossible task of relaunching a beloved and storied franchise. That film of course was Star Trek, and though Abrams created an “alternate history” version of that world that both reimagined and refreshed the series, he was wise enough to recognize that the character interplay of his three leads was the most important key to the original series’ charm.
As entertaining and action-packed as it was, that first film by Abrams now seems almost a complete setup for this sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. Here Abrams and his writers, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof, continue deconstructing the Trek mythology, and again have succeeded in creating a vastly entertaining movie, one of the best in the entire series, and one of the best films of the year so far. As the title suggests, however, this Trek has a »
- Movie Geeks
Star Trek Into Darkness, 2013.
Directed by J.J. Abrams.
A terrorist attack on Starfleet HQ leads the crew of the USS Enterprise on to a dangerous and personal mission.
To avoid giving away even the slightest of spoilers, this review will give the basic of plot descriptions: a mysterious character by the name of John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) commits a terrorist attack on London, and Captain James Kirk requests that the normally peace keeping Starfleet allow him to take his crew and the USS Enterprise to chase him down and bring him back to Earth to face justice. Which doesn't go well for anybody.
Having delivered one of the finest science fiction movies in memory, J.J. Abrams had a lot to live up to with this sequel and, »
- Flickering Myth
Chicago – J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek Into Darkness” is like a really solid mid-season episode of a great TV series. Entertaining, for sure, but lacking the energy of a premiere or the stakes of a finale. It leaves fans wondering what’s next in the franchise, which will surely make Paramount happy, but doesn’t stand on its own like the truly great part twos (“The Dark Knight,” “The Empire Strikes Back”). It’s a transitional film, expanding the characters, expanding the universe, but not really expanding on the cinematic potential for the series shown in the 2009 “Star Trek,” the undeniably superior outing. There’s a lot to like here, including strong performances, stellar sound design, and Abrams’ breakneck pacing, but those elements are balanced by the sense that this film falls short of the near-perfect blockbuster that preceded it.
“Star Trek Into Darkness” wastes absolutely no time. From scene one, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Star Trek is not iconography. There are plenty of iconic moments, inside jokes, winks, nods, and more, but it all stems from an original story starring fleshed-out characters who answered the call of duty and the call of adventure in equal and enthusiastic measure. Director J.J. Abrams only sees iconography, but it was enough to get him through 2009's reboot. The story was barely patched together, still filled with holes, and wrapped in coincidences, but Abrams' talent as a director managed to bring the story and characters to life in a way that felt fresh and exciting. Much like his take on Captain Kirk, it was slapdash, occasionally clever, frantic, and charming. Unfortunately, a flashy smile and big set pieces can't save Abrams a second time as his follow-up, Star Trek Into Darkness, amplifies the shortcomings of his original effort, and removes the joy as the picture stumbles around looking for character arcs, »
- Matt Goldberg
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