Star Trek

Into Darkness

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Star Trek
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find that an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving the world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2013.
ISBN: 9781415773628
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (131 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Dec 13, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

J. J. Abrams does it again in this old-fashioned big-screen popcorn movie destined to be one of the best this summer has to offer! This time around the reinvented crew of the USS Enterprise find their loyalties put to the test when they're called upon to enter a restricted military zone in order to capture a dangerous fugitive; a move which not only reveals a darker side of The Federation but one which could spark a catastrophic war with the Klingon Empire as well. Borrowing a few key storylines (and a long list of in-jokes) from both the old series and the original motion pictures, Abrams spins a tall tale with just the right blend of humour and audacity to keep you smiling even as you grip the sides of your seat. The script is appropriately grandiose, the action sequences breathtaking, and the excessively adorable cast manage to deepen that special chemistry they began in the first installment. And stuff blowing up never looked so cool in IMAX 3D! The film’s closing credits, a loving homage to Alexander Courage’s original score, is sure to bring a tear to the eyes of diehard trekkers everywhere.

Oct 08, 2014
  • glenndm rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An enjoyable movie with superb casting.

Sep 09, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Saw it in a theater. It was even better the second time around, as a DVD !

Hammy acting, the usual American Hero Saves the Day cliches, endless battle scenes, and a complete lack of any style. Scifi shovelware.

Aug 19, 2014
  • goofy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good movie. I am always impressed with the how the actors fit their characters so well. One major thing I would have liked to have seen was more exploration of planets... too much crashing into earth's skyscrapers. If there is a third movie, I how that the director/producer keeps that in mind. I also agree that I was disappointed that there was no bonus features, there were some on the first DVD.

Such a good movie, better than the one before it.

Jul 14, 2014
  • 3reading4stem2011 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I first saw this one when it was in the Theaters, but I watched it again. The only thing I noticed is that there were no "Bonus Features" on this Dvd version of it and I had thought that if there were it would have added to my enjoyment. Oh well.

May 22, 2014
  • christopherfry rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Rotten Tomatoes gave it an 87 (audience a 90). Sorry, I thought it was terrible. What are they thinking? Captain Christopher Pike is alive and living on Talos IV. (from the pilot episode of the franchise!) -yet they kill him in this prequel?? So now we accept that the past is flexible (apparently it is anyway). And then we have Kahn. In this parallel universe, Kahn is discovered by the Federation - not the Enterprise (as history tells us) and how is Kirk going to meet up with Kahn in the future? Can't be the way he did in the past. Apart from the destruction of a glorious history, the movie is just so much shooting and really stupid special effects. How can a warp drive be fixed by kicking it??? Why are there so many pipes and catwalks and water tank like structures inside the ship. Can't they just modernize it into a nice little box. Nuff said, can't really recommend it, especially for true fans.

May 20, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In my opinion THE best STAR TREK movie to come along in a long time. Absolutely held my interest for the whole movie. Benedict Cumberbach makes a formidable Khan, and I love the action that is throughout. This movie also shows how vicious a Vulcan can fight when angered. Granted, I've enjoyed the STAR TREK series, albeit the greater emphasis on dialogue as opposed to the action, however, this latest entry is of the opposite spectrum making the action the central focalpoint of the story.

just wondering, but does this movie stand alone? I haven't watched any Star Trek movies or television series, but have recently gotten into sci-fi since the special effects nowadays are so good. I don't want to get it and not understand the storyline.

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Nov 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

James T. Kirk: "...Why would a Starfleet admiral ask a three hundred year-old frozen man for help?" Khan: Because I am BETTER." James T. Kirk: "At what?" Khan: "Everything."

Nov 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Spock: "...Dr. McCoy, you inadvertently activated a torpedo; could you replicate the process?" Bones: "Why the hell would I wanna do that?" Spock: "Can you or can you not?" Bones: "Dammit, man, I'm a doctor, not a torpedo technician!"

Nov 24, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

Nov 23, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Nov 23, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The word will have a
generation of idiots” ― Albert Einstein


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