100-Word Review: “Star Trek: Into Darkness”

Star Trek - Into DarknessI expected a solid action flick, not a Star Trek film, and was proven correct when Kirk and co. crapped all over the Prime Directive in the first twenty seconds. What makes “Into Darkness” work, though, is largely what made the first film work: solid action, big-budget effects, quippy one-liners, and now an added scoop of The Cumberbatch and some genuinely unexpected turns. What makes it fail is lazy, rehashed plotting in later sections and the “Mad Men In Space” feel that renders every female character about as practical and effective as the omnipresent short skirts in this “utopian future”.

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About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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