Empire - 05/03/2013 4 stars out of 5 -- "INTO DARKNESS is a blast, fun, funny, spectacular and exhilarating."
Hollywood Reporter - 05/02/2013
"[E]xtra attention has been paid to provide the leads with morsels of human dimensions, including crises of conscience, uncertainty, fallibility [and] hidden motives..."
Wall Street Journal - 05/16/2013
"Chris Pine makes the roguish James Tiberius Kirk a charismatic swashbuckler, always willing to bend a rule. Mr. Spock is played, blessedly, by the drily funny Zachary Quinto."
Los Angeles Times - 05/15/2013
"It's a great deal of brash fun, and it should satisfy all those basic Trekkie cravings."
USA Today - 05/16/2013 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Spectacular special effects, superbly crafted action sequences, plenty of humor and terrific performances render it a cut above most summer blockbusters."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/16/2013
"This new voyage of the starship Enterprise is brash, confident, and often brutally violent..."
A.V. Club - 05/16/2013
"For the first time in years, maybe decades, the crew of the Enterprise faces a worthy adversary....Rip-roaring set-pieces aside, the biggest pleasure here is still the yin-yang chemistry between Kirk and Spock..."
Washington Post - 05/15/2013
"Like its predecessor, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS benefits from superb casting and bold, escapist flair."
Rolling Stone - 05/16/2013 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Abrams boldly goes into STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, and crushes it again. It's more fun and more intense, without giving less to the characters."
Total Film - 05/09/2013 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is fantastic fun: a two-hours-plus blockbuster that doesn't bog down in exposition or sag in the middle. There are reversals and rug-pulls galore, most of them executed with whiplash skill."
Variety - 05/02/2013
"J.J. Abrams sets his filmmaking to 'stun' for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, a sequel in every respect equal or even superior to its splendid 2009 predecessor..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/24/2013
"INTO DARKNESS is a sleek, thrilling epic that's also a triumphantly witty popcorn morality play. It's everything you could want in a STAR TREK movie." -- Grade: A
The STAR TREK franchise continues with this follow-up to 2009's J.J. Abrams-directed reboot. Abrams returns to direct from a script by Damon Lindelof and the writing team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The crew of the Enterprise engages in an epic battle of good versus evil after being summoned home, only to discover Starfleet in ruins, and they venture into a war zone to find the powerful villain (SHERLOCK's Benedict Cumberbatch) responsible for the devastation.
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