Star Trek Into Darkness
It was only about five years ago, that it was announced that J.J. Abrams took the reins of the rebooting of pinnacle geek culture, STAR TREK. With that superb success, it shortly hoped for & later confirmed that there was a coming sequel. A big difference between the Star Trek of old and that of the new was that J.J. Abarams adds more of an action back-bone to the franchise, while also honoring the fans with callbacks to canon.
For fans already familiar with the original Star Trek movies, they will be given a bit of a head-start. The cool thing about J.J. Abrams is that, he was given the opportunity to rebooting the Star Trek franchise in a way that allows him to change Star Trek canon without changing it too much. This latest sequel of the J.J. Abrams STAR TREK is similar to the first. It retells a story fans are familiar with, but in a new way with a few twists to keep them on their toes.
Similar to predecessor, from a cinematic standpoint, J.J. had tendency to remind us how much he likes to use lens flares. That being said, the visuals are once again are superb.
Acting wise, the cast again manages to honor the original characters while also making the part their own (instead of some caricature of the original).
Overall it’s a fun ride and very enjoyable film to watch.