Star Trek at its absolute best!

What is there NOT to like about the new Star Trek movie?  There are explosions, the acting is fantastic, the traditional bantering between Bones and Spock is perfection…there’s even a tribble involved.  Come on, who doesn’t like tribbles?

Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachery Quinto’s (Heroes fame) performance as Spock are stellar.  In fact, the whole cast is on fire.  Karl Urban, who plays Bones, reminds me so much of a young DeForest Kelley who played the original Bones in the t.v. series and earlier movies.  Major kudos to the casting director.

This movie explains how Kirk comes in contact with certain people.  I won’t say who because that will give some of the plot away and I’d have to put up a spoiler alert.  I will say they are very important in Kirk’s life and answers to questions I’ve had over the years were revealed.

As to the special effect team?  Whoo Hoo!!  The graphics were stupendous.  Explosions phenomenal.  From the moment the movie begins, so does the action, and it never lets up.

There are some plot issues (I wish there had been more explanation to the opening scene of the movie), but the scenes move so fast you don’t really notice the plot stuff  until the movie is over.  That’s a good thing.  There is also nothing really ‘dark’ about this film so I’m not sure where the title fits in, but I’m willing to overlook that because it’s such an unrelenting roller coaster of the good kind.

What exactly is Star Trek, Into Darkness about?  From IMDb:

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

My final assessment:  Star Trek Into Darkness is steeped in action, humor, a strong story, and brilliant visuals.  It will definitely please traditional Trekkies and new fans alike.  It’ll also make you want to go back and watch a particular Star Trek film from the early ’80s, which happens to be one of my favorite movies of all time.

Happy trekking!  Live long and prosper.