As you all know, I am a Star Wars fan, but that doesn’t mean I don’t watch an occasional episode of my favorite Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation or a Star Trek movie every now and then. So yesterday, because I was bored and in need of a halfway decent movie to watch, my sister and I revisited a film we hadn’t seen since we watched it in in IMAX seven years ago, Star Trek: Into Darkness.
When I watched it all those years ago I was mostly underwhelmed. I remembered basically nothing about the movie and that was great because yesterday I enjoyed the absolute heck out of this film.
J.J Abrams may make a bad movie every now and then but when he gets it right he can create a film that is truly spectacular as he balances both humor and emotion to create quite an action-packed spectacle.
My sister and I were taken on quite the riveting ride as the film weaves its story with plot twist after plot twist until the end.
I have to admit, I got a little emotional when Kirk sacrificed himself to save his crew at the end of the movie. His relationship with Spock throughout the film was really heartfelt and fleshed out so when he “died” momentarily and Spock just lost control of his emotions I was totally into it.
Oh…and can we talk about this guy? Benedict Cumberbatch has become my favorite actor after I saw his performance in Sherlock and his role as Khan in this movie only once again validated that fact.
Psst, LucasFilm. If you’re going to cast a live-action Thrawn for the Ahsoka Disney+ series do not cast anybody else but Cumberbatch.
Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness is basically Thrawn; a lost alien bad*** who is used by the government to make weapons, etc. Cumberbatch is really good at playing characters who are A. really cool and B. really smart. He would take the role of Thrawn and turn it into something rather special in a Disney+ series.
Plus, can’t you imagine him with the blue skin and the red eyes? Oh, it would be quite a sight and I love the entire idea of it.
All in all, I’m so glad I revisited Star Trek: Into Darkness and I can’t wait to watch its predecessor, Star Trek when I get the chance to.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.