Star Trek:Into Darkness gets an A+ for special effects and sound. You need to see this on the big screen in a dark theater and immerse yourself in warp speed. J.J.Abrams, the director, has raised the bar on this franchise. Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Dr.Spock are buddies, teammates, and loyal to the Enterprise. When it appears that a former Starfleet man has gone rogue and is blowing up key installations, it's time for the guys to improvise.
I won't blow the surprise on the villain, but it's a familiar name in Star Trek history. Benedict Cumberbatch is great in his role. He's a superhuman strain and can outfight, outwit, and out terrorize anybody in his path. Equally as evil is Captain Marcus (Peter Weller) and he's on "our" side. Explosions in space cripple the Enterprise as it sits on the outer edges of darkness the world of Klingon. That's not where you want to be trapped and fighting evil.
It's fun to watch Scotty be a hero, Bones grumble at lack of respect, Zoe Saldana is a strong female character, and Zulu fits as acting captain at times. All in all this space morality play is a fine film, and we can only hope that Starfleet continues to save our Earth in crisis. Star Trek: Into Darkness sheds new film light and fun.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.