By Jack Rico
We’re introducing “The 1-4-0″, a brand new movie review summary that will begin each review in 140 characters or less that you can then copy/paste onto Twitter. Enjoy!
The “1-4-0”: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is the best action movie of 2013 so far. Killer action scenes, throwback Star Trek homages & intense IMAX 3D.
The Gist: After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
The Highlights: There are three highlights to boast about. The action sequences are just phenomenal and by itself are worth the price of admission. Then throw one of the most fierce IMAX 3D thrill rides I’ve experienced and one of the most interesting and likeable villains in recent years, and you can’t go wrong with this movie. The last villain I thoroughly enjoyed on screen was Darth Maul from the Phantom Menace, but Maul lasted barely a minute because George Lucas pulled off a hatchet job.
The Lowlights: I’m nitpicking here, but there are some minor clichés and campy death scenes towards the end, which would have been more prevalent if the entirety of the movie wasn’t so full of vim and vigor.
3D or not 3D: The IMAX experience itself is worth 20 bucks, but the 3D just takes it to new heights. Between alien spears, asteroids and metallic debris, you’ll be looking like a fool dodging air. So… much… fun!
Pay or Nay? You’re going to like it very much because the entertainment value is so high, the 3D is gimmicky enough to satisfy your need for a unique experience and the required action and CGI is grandiose. Your welcome.
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence
Release Date: May 17th, 2013
Screenplay: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
Director(s): J.J. Abrams
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Film Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi