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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 16 May 2013 (USA)
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After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)
Rima Harewood
Ensign Brackett
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When the USS Enterprise crew is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our space heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Written by Paramount Pictures

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In our darkest hour, when our leaders have fallen, a hero will rise. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 May 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$190,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,165,559 (USA) (17 May 2013)


$228,756,232 (USA) (6 September 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Contains three references to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). Uhura uses her fluency in Klingon, quite contrary to her fumbling through a dictionary in the previous film. During Kirk and Spock's absence, Sulu is given command of the Enterprise. In the earlier film, he commands his own ship. Dr. McCoy complains that he is a doctor, "not a torpedo technician". In the earlier film, he and Spock together modify a torpedo. See more »


McCoy is performing experiments on a dead tribble. Later, after many tremors, explosions and the Enterprise being literally upside down, the tribble is seen resting on the same spot. There is no way it could be still on the same table and McCoy obviously had very different problems than care about a dead tribble to put it back there. See more »


[first lines]
Bones: Damn it, man! That was our ride! You just stunned our ride!
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Crazy Credits

One character is credited as Cupcake. This was the name Kirk called him during the bar scene in the previous film. See more »


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Ship to Ship
Composed by Michael Giacchino
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Open-Minded Non-Trekky Unimpressed by this Mess
22 May 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am not going to mention Star Trek itself a lot in this review but rather talk about what I saw in terms of how good a movie it is in general and whether it is worth going to see it.

It isn't worth it.

Seriously I'm not going to judge all of Star Trek by this extremely awful movie but if I did I would be forced to conclude that it is utter garbage. For a start who is this movie actually for? It's not impossible to include decent dialog in the action genre (as seen in Iron Man) so why has this been written solely for unimaginative children? I haven't even written any reviews on IMDb before despite being a die-hard movie lover but I just have to warn people – pay for this and you're going to regret parting with your money.

If you have no attention span and can see it for free you may at least enjoy the video game effects. I did, and to be honest I'm too lazy to play video games. That's why I've given it 2 stars. Other reviewers have said the effects aren't that good but the 3D is obviously quite well done in places.

The worst thing about this film (apart from the acting which is woeful) is that if you're unfamiliar with the general Star Trek narrative it's easy to assume that the pathetic attempts at interactions between these 'characters' are nothing but simplistic portrayals of the 'goody' / 'baddy' dynamics in kindergarten nursery rhymes. While these rhymes have their place (namely child-care centers) a 38 year old father like me who's forked out $30 for the Gold Class 3D version now expects some kind of 'reverse-ratings' system to warn me to keep well clear of such trash in the future.

Other reviews have delved into the actual 'plot' in a way I am unable to but it surprises me just how astonishingly bad the writing has been in this and Prometheus by Damon Lindelof who's work I enjoyed massively on Lost. I'm never going to enjoy his success even though I dabble with writing but it has obviously gone to his head.

I found myself emotionless and bored throughout this movie which has nothing in common with good science fiction pieces from the recent-past such as Event Horizon or even newer works such as Sunshine by Danny Boyle.

If I were a Star Trek fan I would be affronted by this rubbish which, personally, I find myself being unable to give only 1 star only due to 'flashing-of-cash' special effects which may be boldly going somewhere but not anywhere – well – special.

However, remove the nice graphics and some of the action sequences, and you are left with nothing but a straight-to-video, 'Worst 10 Films of All Time' TV show contender which bored my socks off and made me question whether it's even worth actually paying to go and see any Hollywood movies ever again.

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