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

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Trivia

One of the action sequence in which Kirk and Khan slide along the hangar bay floor after the space jump was achieved by pulling Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch along the floor on a hoist. See more »

Goofs

Cyborg science officer "0718" is asked by Kirk where the damage is. He responds by saying "Major hull damage, captain." It is a nonsensical response. It is obvious that the hull is damaged. The character doesn't say where. 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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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) See more »

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Noches Estridentes
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Written by J.J. Abrams, Charles Scott IV and Roxana Puente
Performed by Roxana Puente
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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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USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

16 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$190,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,165,559, 19 May 2013

Gross USA:

$228,778,661

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$467,365,246
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