The biggest issue with reviewing and discussing Star Trek Into Darkness is that, through some shrewd marketing, it has managed to conceal a fairly big second act reveal, that most people managed to guess before the title was even announced, but that a lot of people won’t want spoiled. The thing is, in order to discuss it properly, I kind of have to bring it up. So, here’s the thing; I’m gonna give you a basic rundown of my opinion, and then back up my opinion past a cut. Do not click on the cut if you don’t want a major spoiler.
So then, my general opinion: It’s…not very good. I was not a big fan of the 2009 Star Trek film, but Into Darkness definitely falls short comparatively. It’s got some good points (the action scenes are still pretty good, the soundtrack is legitimately great and the cast is mostly good. But it’s issues, namely a weak script, poor plotting and an overreliance on winking references to the series on which it’s based. So, if you’re looking for my opinion, it’s definitely not worth it.
So. Now we discuss the movie. If you don’t want spoilers, turn back now. Last chance.