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Star Trek into Darkness

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2013
  • J J Abrams
  • 132 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Sci-fi adventure starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch. Captain Kirk's disdain for protocol sees him stripped of the command of the Enterprise, but he is given a chance to prove himself after volunteering to find and stop a mysterious operative who's out to destroy Starfleet.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Plot points and characters from the classic 1967 Space Seed TV episode have served the Star Trek film series well, and they appear again in this thrill-a-minute blockbuster from returning director JJ Abrams. Benedict Cumberbatch is sensational as the rogue Starfleet officer who turns intergalactic terrorist, prompting the Enterprise crew to track him to the planet Kronos where the Klingons are on war alert. The story is built primarily around the burgeoning friendship between Kirk (Chris Pine, more relaxed in his iconic role) and Spock (Zachary Quinto, finding the perfect Vulcan balance of logic and emotion), which means that other key characters are either sidelined or, in the case of Alice Eve's new recruit, weakly drawn. But Abrams pulls out all the action stops, beginning in full-throttle adventure mode and sustaining the warp-speed spectacle all the way through to the epic finale in San Francisco.

Credits

Cast

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Captain James T KirkChris Pine
SpockZachary Quinto
John HarrisonBenedict Cumberbatch
Dr Leonard McCoyKarl Urban
Nyota UhuraZoë Saldana
Montgomery "Scotty" ScottSimon Pegg
Pavel ChekovAnton Yelchin
SuluJohn Cho
CarolAlice Eve
Admiral MarcusPeter Weller
Christopher PikeBruce Greenwood
Thomas HarewoodNoel Clarke
MotoHeather Langenkamp
Spock PrimeLeonard Nimoy
Rima HarewoodNazneen Contractor
Navigation Officer DarwinAisha Hinds
KeenserDeep Roy

Crew

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DirectorJ J Abrams

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount
Released on
2013-05-10
Languages
English
Guidance
Some violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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