This is one of the best movies of the year. Probably a snub in the upcoming Oscars, but should be considered. Into Darkness takes the Starship Enterprise on its most dangerous mission ever, bringing a terrorist to justice.
John Harrison started a one man war against the Federation and his motives why become clearer as the story progresses. His actions are brutal and his plan is carried out without a hitch. Harrison is a member of the Federation and after causing a bombing in London the Federation has a meeting to plan their next course of action.
Harrison foresaw the meeting taking place and was ready….with a fighter craft armed with machine gun turrets. James Kirk was in the meeting when Harrison attacked the members. After seeing his predecessor die before him, Kirk requested permission to take out Harrison himself.
Harrison fled to Kronos, a planet in Klingon territory. The Federation stayed as far from the Klingons are they could. The Klingons were looking for any excuse to start a war with the Federation. Kirk had an unexpected visitor, Carol, a woman ordered aboard by Admiral Marcus. Accompanying her is 72 Photon torpedoes. They are so highly unstable that engineer Scotty would rather resign than be on a ship with those torpedoes.
On Kronos, Kirk and his fellow cadets are ambushed by the Klingons. They were almost killed if John Harrison didn’t appear and save the day. He killed all the Klingons almost single handedly and immediately surrendered when he learned the 72 torpedoes were onboard the Enterprise.
Explaining the movie further would only spoil it for you. Benedict Cumberbatch plays John Harrison and brings so much life to the character than an Oscar nod isn’t ridiculous. The only impediment to that happening was I don’t think he received enough camera time.
The movie is very face paced and filled with so many twists and turns that you don’t want it to end. That was the only problem I had with the movie, is that it had to end sometime. The movie ends with the Enterprise taking its 5 year course around the galaxy, just like the original TV show.
I doubt a TV show will happen, but it should. The fan base needs a new show like this and the direction it would take could bring in a new series of audiences. The movie itself took a very interesting turn from the original.
This movie gets a well-deserved 5/5. Into Darkness is one of the best movies you can see this year. This is defiantly one of my favorite movies of all time.
One of my favorite scenes of the movie.