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The rest of the cast are great in their individual roles too and prove great substitutes of the shows original cast.
J.J Abrams, a name which has quickly become as familiar to film goers as Spielberg, directs with confidence and the film showcases why he has been chosen to helm the new Star Wars. The film is way over the top with lens flares but I am glad he stayed away from making a Christopher Nolan’s Star Trek.
I know when it was announced he’s directing the new Star Wars, a lot of Trek fans all over the world felt betrayed and stabbed in the back. Do I think he’ll direct a third Star Trek? No, but my guess is he will more than likely stay on board a producer as he has done with the Mission Impossible franchise.
Abrams has said himself in interviews he never really “got” Star Trek until making these films which makes his directing all the more impressive and leads me to believe that the new Star Wars, his true love, could end up being something special.
Credit goes to Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, Abrams go to guys, who crafted a great screenplay which remains true to the previous instalments but yet surprised me in the risks it took to also keep it separate from the other films.
In regards to flaws, the film doesn’t have many despite the aforementioned lens flares which did get distracting after a while and the reveal of a villain who seemed to be evil for the sake of being evil. These minor things aren’t too much of an issue though and there’s a lot more to like than there is to dislike.
I would gladly go watch Star Trek Into Darkness again, which surprises me massively. It’s clever sci-fi filled with great action sequences, humour and a memorable villain. Let’s just hope it’s not another four years until the next one.