Our overall verdict "Excellent"


Star Trek Into Darkness is the second film of the newly rebooted Star Trek film series by director J. J. Abrams.

This thrilling, action-packed film is sure to please old and new fans alike and succeeds brilliantly in pushing the Star Trek franchise forward.

From a commanding new villain to the usual exciting interstellar voyages, this is a movie that you can’t afford to miss.

Star Trek Into Darkness has a masterfully well-crafted plot. The story is unique and engaging without having to resort to cheap twists and turns.

It has just the right amount of complexity without coming off as meandering or contrived. Instead, Star Trek Into Darkness offers a straightforward plot that is nevertheless engrossing and captures the viewer’s complete attention.

This film is fast-paced and full of action and will have you on the edge of your seat. It has its fair share of exciting fight sequences, both on the ground and far out in space. Explosions abound for those fans who are fond of pyrotechnics.

But the best thing is that the movie loses none of its substance to these action-packed moments. Its appeal doesn’t hinge on fight and chase sequences alone.


At its core, Star Trek Into Darkness is about the characters, who experience substantial development as they face challenges and work through their issues.

The viewer is treated to some genuinely funny and heartfelt moments between different characters. Most of these moments involve Mr. Spock, as those who care for him attempt to break through his tough exterior to get him to reveal some real emotion.

Star Trek Into Darkness delivers on amazing visual effects and an immersive 3D experience that is worth the extra ticket price.

The audience follows our heroes on the USS Enterprise from underneath the ocean to the far reaches of outer space, and is blasted with sparkly blue warp-drive particles on more than one occasion. Just like in the last film, we are also treated to a good amount of lens flares.

Though many viewers joke about the overuse of lens flares in the rebooted Star Trek films, Star Trek Into Darkness is so engrossing that they easily fall into the background as you get lost in this movie.

If anything, they add to the overall sleek and spacy atmosphere, making you wish that you too could take off on a starship and boldly go where no man has gone before.