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Old May 9 2013, 10:39 AM   #1228
Oso Blanco
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm still thinking about why this movie didn't keep up with my expectations ... I think the whole pre-release build up lead into a completely wrong direction:

Into Darkness - There wasn't any more darkness to it than in the other movies. It was about one or two bad guys and a super ship and neither one barely had the chance to live up to it's potential. Cumberbatch was wasted in this role, they should have explored his character even more and they shouldn't have had him admit being Khan so early in the movie. Once I knew for sure he was Khan, I could foretell almost the entire rest of the film.

And what about the official synopsis?

Our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death
They went to Kronos and Khan surrendered. What was so epic about that?

Love will be challenged
So Spock and Uhura had a crisis ... so what?

Friendships will be torn apart
I must have missed this part ... or does Scotty resigning count?

And sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
What sacrifice? Kirk gave his life, but we all knew that he wasn't really dead. And for those who weren't sure, didn't the Tribble experiment give it away pretty soon?
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