By Shannon Luster |Staff Writer|
“Star Trek: Into Darkness” delivers high action thrills that will leave you sitting on the edge of your theater seat.
The exciting blockbuster movie soared to number one and earned $70.2 million during its opening weekend, according to the IMDb Charts.
“Star Trek: Into Darkness” is the highly anticipated sequel to the wildly popular movie “Star Trek” released in 2009.
The opening scene shows a high-speed chase on an exotic planet complete with a fiery volcano, which draws you into the movie feeling eager about what will happen next.
Actor Chris Pine reprises the role of the iconic Captain James T. Kirk and actor Zachary Quinto also returns as the intelligent and conflicted Spock.
Pine delivers a strong performance as Kirk while facing obstacles threatening his friends and also everything he has worked for.
After months of speculation, creating more buzz around the film, Khan — the villain of this movie — has also been revealed.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of the brilliant yet ruthless Khan is truly a stand-out performance.
Cumberbatch’s acting is at his strongest when he plays mind games, especially with Kirk, and also remains one step ahead of the other characters in the movie.
The cast transports you into their convincing, hectic and exciting world as they zoom across the galaxies in the spaceship The Enterprise.
Director and producer J.J. Abrams, director of movies such as “Super 8” and “Mission: Impossible III,” also propels you into the intergalactic worlds centered around Kirk and Khan’s dangerous struggle.
Khan pushes and tests Kirk’s strength and also poses a threat to everyone, simultaneously creating a growing tension in the film and providing excitement for viewers.
The special effects are another strong point for this movie since they are so realistic.
You will feel transported from your theater seat and propelled into the space age dynamic of the Starfleet.
The fight sequences in space, on alien planets, and elsewhere creates a visual masterpiece for our viewing pleasure.
In addition to the special effects, other elements – like the cinematography, editing, and music – work together in harmony emphasizing the film’s drama and excitement.
The director of photography, Daniel Mindel, chooses dynamic shots that include tilting the cameras at different angles, emphasizing the action and the uncertainty as everyone struggles for survival.
Editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey also do a great job spotlighting the action packed sequences with quick scenes that also builds suspense for viewers.
Musician Michael Giacchino, writer of the original music, also interweaves the music together heightening the jam packed action sequences.
“Star Trek: Into Darkness” ends on a high note and sets this movie up for the next installment.
Director Abrams has already signed on board as a producer for the next installment of the series, according to his IMDb page.
Most viewers will also be eager to hit the theaters again for the next movie rumored to be “Star Trek 3.”
Experience all of the excitement that “Star Trek: Into Darkness” has to offer you.