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Bill Benton June 19, 2013 at 02:55 pm
Not a bad review, but somewhat clumsy. How 'bout... J.J. Abrams’ "Star Trek IntoRead More Darkness," the sequel to the 2009 "Star Trek," is absolutely a tour de force masterpiece. It is buoyant and radiant---with not a hint of darkness, and could be likened to the literary genius of Charles Dickens' “Great Expectations,” but updated with today’s current moral issues, including the use of mass-destruction weaponry. The first act opens with Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and Bones (Karl Urban) running for their lives as the natives of planet, Nibiru, give them relentless chase. During this pursuit, Spock (Zachary Quinto) is set to drop a potent ice-cube into a massive and newly active volcano threatening to ruin the entire planet. However, complications ensue, which eventually leads to an argument between Spock and Kirk. The scene’s cinematography is dramatic and impressive, especially the blazing fire imagery. Upon return to earth, the crew has barely begun to enjoy their respite, when a bomb explodes in an "intelligence" facility. Our arch-villain, John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), claims responsibility for the attack, then manages an escape to the planet Vulcan. With a directive from the Admiral Marcus, head of Star Fleet (Peter Weller), The Enterprise crew is dispatched to pursue Harrison through an unchartered galactic abyss--hence “Into Darkness.” After reaching their planetary destination, they are met by dangerous and warlike inhabitants. All at once, and surprisingly, Harrison appears with his renegade attitude defending the Starfleet crew, and utimately surrenders to the command of Kirk....
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