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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Kirk
Zachary Quinto ... Spock
Zoe Saldana ... Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)
Karl Urban ... Bones
Simon Pegg ... Scotty
John Cho ... Sulu
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Khan
Anton Yelchin ... Chekov
Bruce Greenwood ... Pike
Peter Weller ... Marcus
Alice Eve ... Carol Marcus
Noel Clarke ... Thomas Harewood
Nazneen Contractor ... Rima Harewood
Amanda Foreman ... Ensign Brackett
Jay Scully ... Lieutenant Chapin
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Storyline

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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Earth will fall 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

16 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$190,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,165,559, 19 May 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$228,778,661, 12 September 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,365,246, 12 September 2013
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Benedict Cumberbatch is best known for playing the title character on Sherlock (2010). Leonard Nimoy played Sherlock Holmes on stage in the 1970s, and even makes reference to this fact in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), citing Holmes' logic that "when you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Star Trek VI cast member Christopher Plummer also played Holmes, and also speaks a trademark line, "The game's afoot." Nimoy also recorded a song in the 1970s, "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins", inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Cumberbatch voices the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), in which his Sherlock castmate Martin Freeman plays Bilbo Baggins. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bones: Damn it, man! That was our ride! You just stunned our ride!
James T. Kirk: Oh, great.
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Galileo Seven (1967) See more »

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Star Trek Main Theme
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Composed by Michael Giacchino
Contains "Theme from 'Star Trek' TV Series" by Alexander Courage and Gene Roddenberry
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Completely misses the tone of the enlightened future that Roddenberry envisioned...
20 May 2013 | by The_Dead_SeeSee all my reviews

So it seems JJ Abrams has traded in too many lens flares for too many closeups. The working title of Star Trek Into Darkness could probably have been "Chris Pine's Facial Pores". Seriously JJ - there is such a thing as long and middle shots too you know, and what's more - if you use them - when you *do* use a closeup, it has more dramatic effect, just sayin'...

Anyway, directorial style flaws aside, my big gripe with STID is that it's "just another" sci-fi movie. What always set Trek apart was that Roddenberry created an enlightened future, a refreshing change of pace to most sci-fi, and the conflict therefore had to come from cleverer places. But with this reboot every character is constantly bickering, I frankly left the theater with a headache as if I'd just been to a teenage kids birthday party. I can get bickering, and grit, and violence from *any* sci-fi feature, and sadly now it seems like Trek has followed suit and lost its original edge. It's not until the very final minute where a little bit of the original Trek feel is re-established, but for me that was far too little, far too late.

There's some giant plot holes too, if you're actually thinking about what's going on. It seems like Abrams hoped that if he put enough glitz and dazzle on the screen, most people would entirely miss the fact that they are there. I guess his gamble was correct, since the film is currently standing at an 8.4 IMDb score.

It's not all bad. Benedict Cumberbatch is an incredible, intense villain and the film is worth seeing for his performance alone. And as with the first, the rest of the cast is exceptional. There's nothing wrong with the acting, music, or look of this film... just a lot wrong with the script and the tone of the whole thing. If you're not a Star Trek fan, you'll likely enjoy it... it's big, frenetic, popcorn munching silliness. But if you are a Trek fan, particularly of the quieter explorations of the human condition that TNG did so well, then you might be pretty disappointed.


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