Thursday, August 29, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness Spoiler-Free Review

Is it good?

Is it technically good?
The special effects are even better than the first, with JJ Abrams' signature attention to nerdy detail.
The returning actors remind you how good they are at these characters, and Benedict Cumberbatch is determined to show you every expression the human face can synthesize.
The music and sound is good, with the exception of a piano piece that turns a serious sequence into melodrama.
Star Trek Into Darkness feels more like a Trek movie and less like an audition for Star Wars VII, although the things fans griped about in the first are still in the second.

What does it promise - and does it deliver?
An evolution of the adrenaline-saturated alt-Trek universe - it delivers, with slightly less lens flare.

If you liked these, you'll like this: JJ's first Star Trek reboot.

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