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Movie Breakdown: Star Trek Into Darkness

May 16, 2013

Film

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing lead us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

JJ Abrams has finally reassembled the crew of the Enterprise for the long awaited sequel to 2009′s Star Trek.

The Reality:

As though he knew making fans wait four years was a bit much, JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness starts out quick and never lets up.  We wanted bigger and better, and that’s what he delivers.  Epic action scenes, characters in danger, a great sense of humor, gripping suspense, wild plot twists – it’s all packed in and perfectly arranged, and you, the viewer, get to sit back and watch it all masterfully unfold as you cheerfully shovel popcorn into your face (and maybe fist pump a little).

Sound like fun?  Well, it is.  Star Trek Into Darkness is an accessible, big budget sci-fi action effort that you will love (I personally had a blast).  It is, however, not really for those of you who are massive Star Trek fans.  Sure, the film is based on Gene Roddenberry’s beloved creation, but that’s mostly just a way to ease up the marketing team’s job.  Sorry, Trekkies, if you start campaigning now they might make the next entry for you.

The Lesson:

Sometimes even a great movie can still be a disservice to its core group of fans.

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