Although the freshness of the Star Trek reboot may have worn off a little, this second installment, titled Star Trek Into Darkness, is every bit as majestic and engaging as the first one, released in 2009.
Only two films in, director J.J. Abrams has our complete confidence he has brought the franchise back from near-oblivion with films that invigorate the viewer and may even shape a new generation of fans seeking to travel to distant lands scattered among the galaxies. Abrams’ risky decision to include a few bouts of sentimentality is handled with extreme care and pays off in the end, proving this director is strong where it counts.
The major character arc involves the spontaneous, sometimes rebellious, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), who showed his mettle in the first film, despite his rivalry with Spock (Zachary Quinto), the most intelligent officer on the ship and the one with whom he clashed with most often.
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(Still of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto in Star Trek Into Darkness, © 2013 – Paramount Pictures via imdb.com)