Review Roundup: New 'Star Trek' Is Far From Lost Into Darkness

After a long, long wait (too long, if you ask any fan) Star Trek Into Darkness is finally here. And, as it usually goes with these film things, lots of people already have lots to say. As expected, the sequel to the highly praised JJ Abrams flick from 2009 was excellently received by most. There were, however, some minor criticisms, the main one being that it just isn’t as good as the first one.

The Age’s Giles Hardy hails the film as a “brilliant, bromantic blockbuster” referring to the deepening friendship between Kirk and Spock in this installment. However, the presence of Alice Eve as a “never quite properly explained visual aid” is also notable. Andrew Pulver from The Guardian, on the other hand, has some not so nice things to say about the visuals in Star Trek, namely that “Into Darkness is slathered in so much lens flare it looks like a Kylie Minogue video” He does also praise the snappy dialogue and fast paced action scenes though, and that is part of what sci-fi thrives on, after all.

Other publications check in with grander reviews – “a breathtaking rollercoaster” says The Metro, while most praise Benedict Cumberbatch for his turn as the villainous Khan. But then again, we’re fairly convinced that there isn’t a human with an internet connection, who doesn’t love a bit of Cumberbatch.

So, what you can take from this is, as expected, Star Trek Into Darkness is worth seeing – you’re in for a bit of bromance, some good acting and maybe a slight headache afterwards. In Abrams’s hands, the series is definitely set to live long and prosper.


Contactmusic

Tags: Jj Abrams - Alice Eve - Benedict Cumberbatch


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

Cinemas are set to get a whole lot more magical this winter with the...

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

The reviews are in – Chadwick Boseman makes a star turn as James Brown...

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

More great news for fans of the Hunger Games films! Following the recent...

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

Is Jamie Foxx About to Play Mike Tyson?

According to Variety, Jamie Foxx is to star as Kid Dynamite himself...

Is Jamie Foxx About to Play Mike Tyson?

Vin Diesel Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

During the seemingly never-ending Guardians of the Galaxy press tour, Diesel took a moment...

Vin Diesel Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

Horns - International Trailer

Following the vicious rape and murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams, Ig Perrish goes on a grief-ridden...

Horns Trailer
Advertisement

Stephen Colbert Explains Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber Fight, Hilarity Ensues

Can't make sense of the latest fued to hit Hollywood? Well, never fear...

Stephen Colbert Explains Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber Fight, Hilarity Ensues

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" Causes Full-Scale Tweetnado

Today in “how is this even happening” news, Sharknado 2 made a killing with its ratings...

Tara Reid -

Behaving Badly Review

For a comedy that so desperately wants to be rude and sexy, this movie is remarkably timid. It does a great...

Behaving Badly Movie Review


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Jj Abrams Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jj Abrams

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All