Star Trek into Darkness (2013) Review

Views from the Sofa

Whether you think Hollywood is lacking orignal ideas or not, if done well, sequels are brilliant. Sequels give people the opportunity to revisit characters that they love or watch the next chapter in a thrilling story. Sequels also give a director and writer creative freedom, particularly in established franchises like Star Trek where the first film is forced to reintroduce and reboot the series.

J.J Abrams took advantage of that sequel freedom right from the beginning of the movie. The film opens with a chase, a volcano, death-defying stunts and an amazing reveal for the famous starship. Any doubts that Star Trek wasn’t in the right hands are completely blown away from the moment that rousing score kicks in and the title flashes across the screen.

The rest of the film continues in the same way. There is fantastic action, a much more in-depth and structured story than the previous…

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