Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness by J.J. Abrams, 2013 (PG-13)
Nominated for the Oscars 2014 for the following category: Visual Effects
Chris Pine (Unstoppable, This Means War, People Like Us), Zachary Quinto (Margin Call, Heroes), Karl Urban (RED), Benedict Cumberbatch (War Horse, Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy, The Whistleblower), Zoe Saldana (The Words, Avatar), Simon Pegg (Ghost Protocol), John Cho (Total Recall), Anton Yelchin (The Beaver), Peter Weller (RoboCop), Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood (Flight, Deja Vu, Barney's Version)
This sequel returns much of the cast from the Star Trek feature released in 2009, breathing new life into the seemingly ageless space franchise. Led by the intrepid Captain Kirk, the Enterprise crew still includes Scotty, Spock and Chekov as well.
There is a lot of action, a lot of combat. The bad character is a little bit interesting, specially because Benedict Cumberbatch is a really good actor. Zachary Quinto managed to make me laugh with his dry way of expressing himself, but the whole thing is predictable, in the end, cheesy, and Chris Pine has this overacting tendency that can become irritating. The landscapes were definitely inspired by the latest imagery that Hubble collected, mixed with some creative visual ideas of other planets and the future, but unfortunately this is not enough...