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Movie review: Star Trek Into Darkness

In the second installment of J.J. Abrams' “Star Trek” reboot, the crew of the Enterprise must face a danger to Starfleet that tests the Earth's resolve to peacefully explore the galaxy.
by Matthew Price Published: May 16, 2013

/articleid/3815519/1/pictures/2062752">Photo - Zachary Quinto as Spock, Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison and Chris Pine as James T. Kirk in "Star Trek: Into Darkness."  Paramount. <strong></strong>
Zachary Quinto as Spock, Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison and Chris Pine as James T. Kirk in "Star Trek: Into Darkness." Paramount.

Cumberbatch is simply fantastic as the villain; his gravitas gives this “Star Trek” a boost. Pike and Quinto's chemistry as captain and first officer and as friends and crewmates drives the film. In many ways, it's Quinto's film to carry, and he does so marvelously. While the headstrong Kirk developing into a leader and captain is compelling, the development of Quinto's Spock as a man of two heritages navigating a brave new world is, in a word, fascinating.

MOVIE REVIEW

“Star Trek Into Darkness”

PG-13 2:03 3 1/2 STARS

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin

(Intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.)

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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