Have you ever seen ‘Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan’? While it would provide you with some interesting comparisons with ‘Into Darkness’, it is completely unnecessary for you to be able to enjoy this movie. As much as I enjoyed the first entry into the alternative timeline Treks, this one is better. The “See how close we were able to get the characters” feel of the first movie was great, but this one focuses solely on story and action. It is great sci-fi and it gives me a lot of hope knowing that J.J. Abrams will be helming at least some of the new ‘Star Wars’ movies. It has great pacing and is a wonderful way to spend a few cool, dark hours during the hot Summer movie season. Benedict Cumberbatch is very convincing in the role of the main antagonist. He is both sympathetic and menacing, giving the audience a clear sense of motivation and purpose. The crew of the Enterprise is every bit as good as in the first movie and the signature humor is consistent throughout. This is an easy recommendation for any Summer blockbuster viewer. Absolutely catch this in the theater while it is still showing! And if you have seen ‘Khan,’ pay close attention to the parallels and differences to the story. It’s very entertaining!
Ticket price: $9.00 matinee (courtesy of MoviePass)
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