Poll: Star Trek (2009) vs Into Darkness (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Aike, May 11, 2013.


Star Trek (2009) vs. Into Darkness

  1. Star Trek (2009) is the best

    14 vote(s)
  2. Into Darkness is the best

    50 vote(s)
  3. Equally good

    23 vote(s)
  1. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Not even a contest:

    Star Trek 2009 3/5
    Star Trek Into Darkness 8/5 :eek:
  2. Coloratura

    Coloratura Unsung Aria Premium Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    United States
    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.
  3. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Into Darkness.
  4. Ovation

    Ovation Vice Admiral Admiral

    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.
  5. Quinton O'Connor

    Quinton O'Connor Commodore Commodore

    Apr 3, 2010
    Durham, NC
    Deadlock right now. Repeat viewings will dictate.

    Both are fantastic though.
  6. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Though I still hate the name! :eek:
  7. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 25, 2001
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    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.
  8. Goji

    Goji Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 6, 2006
    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.
  9. HaventGotALife

    HaventGotALife Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 6, 2011
    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.
  10. Lucky

    Lucky Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 20, 2004
    While I love both, I have to give the edge to Into Darkness. I just liked the story more.
  11. Dream

    Dream Admiral Admiral

    Dec 2, 2001
    Hotel Transylvania
    Surprised STID is winning so much. I expected it to be more even.
  12. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 20, 2007
    inside teacake
    2009 is as a god to me.
  13. DigificWriter

    DigificWriter Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 20, 2001
    West Haven, UT, USA
    Abrams' first Star Trek was great, but STiD blows it away.
  14. BritishSeaPower

    BritishSeaPower Captain Captain

    Dec 13, 2005
    New Jersey
    Wowza... I did not expect STID to be dominating so much. Especially here. XI all the way.
  15. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    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.
  16. Brent

    Brent Admiral Admiral

    Apr 24, 2003
    ITD is better than the 09 movie.
  17. Psion

    Psion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 19, 2001
    Lat: 40.1630936 Lon: -75.1183777
    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!
  18. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 25, 2001
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    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.
  19. Xavier_Storma

    Xavier_Storma Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 11, 2009
    Duesseldorf, Germany
    ID... 2009 was awefull!
  20. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 20, 2007
    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.