Star Trek 2 - Into Darkness (2013)
The second Star Trek was almost more inspiring than the last one! Almost, just almost.
It starts with a blast, and ends with an emotional moment, in opposite of the first one. It has a bit too trendy futuristic sound effects for my taste (the Transformer style sounds - I think there's a name for them), but apart from that, it's one inspiring space odyssey, packed with both humor and drama, in which Kirk and Spock bond even further, old characters die, new ones appear, and they once again head off: into the final frontier. Space.
The plot starts simple, with an enemy; an attack on Starfleet, though all is not as it seems! Interesting twist. Puzzle. Revenge. Sacrifice. And Spock gets a real moment this time, to show he's really a real bad ass! There would be way more to comment on here, like their introductory alien encounter in which they leave as Gods, but in the lieu of lack of time I'll just end this by saying: I'm really looking forward to the third one! Whenever it arrives.
Another great bar, trekking amongst stars.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle
I forgot about the radiation bit, that was powerful, but Benedict Cumberbatch is great as always, I don't need to remember that. Amazing performance on all parts.
This is a great movie overall, and sequel, yet it does still feel like they kill off certain people all too easy, and like there's less adventure and exploration than there is action. Like they confine themselves a bit. Impeccable as it may be design-wise; impressive as it may be act-wise; pompous at it may be with fleet and all. Grand discipline and honor.
I'm once again reminded that Chris Pine really is an amazing actor too. As are they all. Uhura (Zoe Saldana)'s just perfect, Sulu's just perfect (that's John Cho), Chekov's just perfect (Anton Yelchin), Scotty's just Simon Pegg... I mean they're ALL just perfect, but I'm impressed with Chris and Uhura in particular so far. And I love Simon Pegg. Just playing around there.
As for Uhura she's on the side but always present, feels like I just noticed.
It's an amazing movie overall, albeit just not as flawless as the first. It's just lost something. Feels rushed. Feels incomplete. Feels like they kickstart a crisis right away and just wring it out real quick. Hope they got whatever element I'm missing back with the third one...
And don't mess with Spock y'all! And also: Awesome sound editing with the wake-up scene.
I think I'm turning into a more Trek than Wars fan...
rated 4/5: fo shizzle