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.
“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.)