Starring: John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg and Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana
Director: JJ Adams.
Genre: Science fiction.
Running time: 133 minutes.
Now showing at Cineplex Cinema.
Star Trek Into Darkness is a sequel to 2009’s hit Star Trek, and the 12th installment in the Star Trek franchise. The plot takes shape on a tense moment as the Enterprise is called back home, only to find an unstoppable force of terror.
Shockingly there is a mole within who has just detonated the fleet and everything it stands for. The world is left in a state of crisis. The good news is that someone, Captain Kirk, knows who the mole is and what is more, the captain has a personal score to settle to settle with them (the mole).
So the captain 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.
This movie has registered good commercial success, better than that of its predecessor. This is because Star Trek Into Darkness has got stronger marketing efforts around the world.
On the whole, the film has received positive critical reception, with critics calling it a ‘rousing adventure’ and ‘a riveting action-adventure in space’. The film holds an 87 per cent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 231 reviews.
“Visually spectacular and suitably action packed, Star Trek Into Darkness is a rock-solid installment in the venerable sci-fi franchise, even if it’s not as fresh as its predecessor,” reads a comment on the Rotten Tomatoes website.
The film was shot entirely in California and was converted to 3D in post-production.