Sunday, 19 May 2013

ReviewThisWeek: Star Trek - Into Darkness

So which of you are Star Trek fans? Then you must have found yourselves siting in the best seat in the cinema, with the tinted 3D glasses on and a tub of popcorn in your hand on the first day of the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness. This time, it came back better than ever with the genius super villain being none other than the fantastic Benedict Cumberbatch from the hit TV series, Sherlock.

This film has a long legacy that this part in particular borrowed greatly from. To an extent, you must at least know who Khan Noonien Singh is. His character was borrowed from the Star Trek TV series and second Star Trek movie, The Wrath Of Khan. Khan is a genetically modified superhuman from India who has an extensive involvement in the adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and crew of starship, 'Enterprise'.

The role of Khan was played breathtakingly by Cumberbatch who brought the screen alive by his inhumane evilness. Of course, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto reprised their roles as Kirk and Spock and continued to entertain us with their love-hate relationship. The action, drama, filming and acting were out of this world and kept the audience hooked till the very last second. Personally, I felt the story felt slightly short however the best scene of the film was the fight between Spock and Khan atop a moving vehicle. We see Spock's human side in his love for Kirk and as the drama unfolds with the death and revival of Captain Kirk, the audience is almost left hanging of their seats in amazement.

I highly recommend watching the film if you haven't already seen it. The legacy of Star Trek continues...and I give this film 4/5 stars

Till the next time :D

"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the star ship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."