Star Trek: Into Darkness

imagesThis was an awesome movie, even if you’re not a Star Trek fan.  It’s probably going to be going to limited run or leaving theaters altogether soon, so if you have a chance to see it, especially in 3D, go now.

I saw it on Sunday night, and we didn’t have much of a crowd in the theater.  In some of the emotional, quieter scenes, you could have heard a pin drop in the theater.  The writing is phenomenal, and drew me into the story.  It’s an action movie with well developed characters I really care about.  The relationship between Kirk and Spock is really something special.  In the original show, the relationship is much less volatile, but it’s also a paler version of this relationship.  In this universe, the men argue, and this Kirk is much angrier than the original, but it’s also clear that they bring out the best in one another.

I’m not going to give any spoilers about the movie.  I’m sure there are about a million online if you want to know what the story is really about.  Forget the sci-fi aspect if you’re not into the genre.  This is first and foremost an action movie with great characters, not those pale cardboard cut-outs all too common to movie nowadays.

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