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DVD REVIEW: Star Trek: Into Darkness
4:35pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in Entertainments
STARFLEET is rocked by a terrorist attack in London masterminded by the mysterious John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Kirk, who has been stripped of his captaincy and now serves under his mentor, Rear Admiral Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood), becomes embroiled in the hunt for Harrison led by Admiral Marcus (Peter Weller).
Predictably, Harrison doesn’t intend to surrender, so Kirk gives chase flanked by Spock (Zachary Quinto), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Pavel Chekov (Anton Yelchin), Montgomery Scott (Simon Pegg) and Sulu (John Cho).
The crew races against time to stop Harrison from obliterating everyone they hold dear but success hinges on the ultimate sacrifice. Star Trek: Into Darkness is an action-packed sequel that harks back to bygone Starfleet missions.
The film is bolted together with clinical precision by director JJ Abrams, who orchestrates each daredevil chase and skirmish with breathless abandon.
Yet every time we are poised to delve into messy raw emotion, the sequel slingshots into adrenaline-pumping action. As a visual spectacle, Star Trek: Into Darkness rocks.
On a deeper level, the warp core of the script fails to hit factor 5, let alone 10.
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