STAR TREK: Into Darknesson May 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm
Format aside let me state that I do not consider myself a hard-core Trek fan even though I adore the original series and it will always have a special place in my heart. I did also enjoy some of the earlier movies, Star Trek II to be precise, from which this film gets its inspiration, but the movies as a whole were not of interest other than seeing the original cast play around again and again. I was not a fan of NEXT GENERATION or DEEP SPACE NINE, and although I attempted to enjoy VOYAGER and ENTERPRISE I never really did for too long. For me it begins and ends with the original series.
My one and only gripe with JJ Abrams 2009 STAR TREK is that the film lost the deep philosophical aspects of the original series leaning more toward the sci-fi/fantasy side of things rather than straight up science fiction. Other than that the film was solid in all else — visuals, acting, story, etc. That being said it is my only real gripe once again with STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS although I will admit that it is less of an issue and the film does inch a bit closer to where it should be on that pure science fiction scale.
The crew is really a joy this time around as they appear a bit
The Guy in the Hat