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Old March 10 2014, 01:19 AM   #4982
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I think the filmmakers were just trying to stretch out the formula from the first film because of how popular that was among audiences. Instead of showing Kirk and Spock as they would likely interact after a whole year in space working together, they repeat the beats from the first film by having the two not understanding each other all that well, even though they're supposed to be "friends" by this point. It's kind of like CASINO ROYALE ending with Bond having fully formed into the character we've come to know in the series, only for the next film to tell us "oh no, his arc isn't quite finished yet" because the first one was so well received they want to recapture that. Thus we get STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS that ends the same way the last film ended.
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