jeudi 30 mai 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness — Plunge further into its modern incarnation — 8*/10

Star Trek Into Darkness is the second adventure of the USS Enterprise since the reset of the series, and it follows its older Star Trek (review still to come) brother in style while accommodating the originals a little bit more.

The good. Lots of very funny moments. Slick presentation and dialogs. Interesting scenario. Superb special effects. Nice work with the 3D. Excellent choice of cast making the crew pretty incredible.

The actors. My favorites, in order of preference starting with my most favorite, are: Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Chekov, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Chris Pine as Kirk, John Cho as Sulu, and Karl Urban as Bones.

The bad. The revival lost some of its originality by incorporating a lot more Star Trek lore into its core, but that's forgivable. 3D was totally unnecessary. The show I saw had some blurry scenes because the theatre did a bad job with the 3D. 3D is still definitively a gimmick.

The ugly. In a scene, a crew member asks dextrous help, yet end up easily yanking everything out: weak. At the end, they went for high drama, yet totally screwed it up afterward.

The result. An excellent sci-fi movie with a lot to please the real trekkies. If you like the previous chapter, you'll like this one too.