Sunday, May 12, 2013

Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness 3D (2013)

The long awaited second installment of the modern Star Trek franchise is finally here and thanks to Nuffnang Malaysia, I managed to catch the premiere screening at GSC One U :)

Sypnosis: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has decimated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Verdict: 8/10. It's really good! From a technical point of view, the graphics were good, the 3D was amazing, and the flow of the story was paced at just the right timing that audiences are left with no time to stop and think, but just to absorb. I would really recommend that you catch this in 3D, if not at IMAX theatres, then at least the 3D cinemas widely available out there. Of course, there were a few cut scenes here and there (I think there were definitely more than 3 cut scenes), but it doesn't disrupt the entire story as a whole. It is a story that will leave you thinking at the end of the movie, and if you don't really want to think after the movie, that's ok too :p

Oh and Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock) as the badass Khan was a superb casting choice :D I could feel his misery, his anger, and his contempt.

All in all, I laud JJ Abrams' direction in the movie, and the casting choice of retaining all the original main cast members from the first Star Trek  movie. The script was well written, with wittiness between Kirk and Spock, and the tension between Uhura and Spock when they were arguing was refreshing. It really brings to mind our own relationships with our spouses and how they are serious matters to us, but can seem funny to outside third parties.

 I shouldn't continue much at the risk of revealing too much, but what I can say is that, this is much more enjoyable than Ironman 3 :D Sorry, Robert Downey Jr :p

P/S: There are no after credit scenes, so don't bother to wait for it ya :)

Star Trek is already out in cinemas, so go catch it when you can!!! I highly recommend IMAX 3D :D



MichLeong said...

Better than Iron Man? Really? I enjoyed Iron Man so means Star Trek is another must watch too. lol. I need time and partner!

Choulyin said...

yup I think it's definitely better than Ironman :D

Foong Pc said...

Can't wait to catch this!! : )

HenRy Lee said...

live long and prospahhhhhhh....