Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Aike, May 11, 2013.
Not even a contest:
Star Trek 2009 3/5
Star Trek Into Darkness 8/5
I thoroughly enjoyed both movies, and maybe it's a little too new in my head for me to give a completely objective opinion, but I have to say I enjoyed Star Trek Into Darkness more than Star Trek (2009), and since I loved the first movie, that's saying a lot.
For me, this movie has a bit better pacing, the characters are more well rounded, the further exploration of new world elements into the movie (we get to see a modern 23rd century city!) is refreshing, it has a fantastic villain who is multi-faceted and has a strong on screen presence, and some wonderfully funny moments along with a few very poignant scenes that just puts this movie over the top.
At the moment, equally well (I watched the 09 movie the day before seeing Into Darkness). Each does things I quite like, each has a few niggling things that could have been better (but no more than many, many other films that I've also enjoyed). I look forward to the next one.
Deadlock right now. Repeat viewings will dictate.
Both are fantastic though.
Though I still hate the name!
Both are fantastic Trek films and all-around science fiction and adventure stories, but I'd have to give the edge to Into Darkness. It had a few nits I could mention but I'm not going to bother, at least not in this thread.
Great, great flick. Worth every minute.
Into Darkness, in pretty much every category. Not that I disliked the '09 film, but it did have its weak points and Into Darkness improved significantly on most of them.
Spoiler: STID v. '09
I think STID attempts to be Star Trek and while I walked away feeling like the theme was half-baked, it at least had something at the heart of it. Star Trek '09 is about nothing, has flimsy plotting that is written off as "destiny." The post-September 11th movie was a good choice for STID.
I voted STID. My reasons are above, but be warned, it's a bit spoilerish.
While I love both, I have to give the edge to Into Darkness. I just liked the story more.
Surprised STID is winning so much. I expected it to be more even.
2009 is as a god to me.
Abrams' first Star Trek was great, but STiD blows it away.
Wowza... I did not expect STID to be dominating so much. Especially here. XI all the way.
Into Darkness had so much better character stories through all the action. That was much appreciated and made me really enjoy the film better than 2009.
ITD is better than the 09 movie.
Star Trek (2009) was a popcorn action flick with a lot of story problems.
Star Trek Into Darkness was a popcorn action flick with a deeper story and commentary on contemporary issues. I don't expect it to do as well financially, but it's clearly one of the best Trek movies ever made. Do the blue guys give it a thumbs up?
Why yes, they do!
This was probably the best Star Trek film of any kind in about, oh, twenty years. At least since First Contact or even The Undiscovered Country, and in some ways it was superior to those gems.
ID... 2009 was awefull!
Into Darkness beats ST09 in just about every area. '09 felt off somehow, but in STID the team seems to have dialed it in. I left the theater feeling like I had just watch something that was identifiably Star Trek, not just in branding but in content too. Much, much happier with this outing, and it easily outstrips all of the TNG films and most of the TOS ones.
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