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This review is from: Star Trek Into Darkness [DVD] (DVD)
Having really enjoyed the first film in this series I was really excited for Into Darkness especially as it was staring Benedict Cumberbatch who I love. Along with Chris Pine, Karl Urban and Zachery Quinto - how much eye candy can you cram into one film! I thought this film was great - very entertaining and with a great villain - something the first film lacked for me. Having been raised on Star Trek I love all the little nods and in jokes to the original series. My favorite thing about the franchise definitely has to be the friendship between Kirk, Spoke and Bones - it's great to watch. Zachery Quinto plays a great portrayal of Spock.
I didn't overly mind that the film is based on Khan, but I can understand how some people would have an issue with it. The first film so cleverly re-wrote the shows history and gave Abrams the opportunity to do whatever he wanted story wise so it was a little bit surprising to see he had embarked on somewhat of a `re-make.' I certainly hope that this is a one off and he does not continue to re-tell storylines in future films as that I would take an issue with.
But all in all a very good film. Great action sequences and great CGI - even if you're not a Treekie this is still an enjoyable film.