I went to the midnight showing of Star Trek Into Darkness I know, I can practically hear the raised brows and derisive snorts from here, but it was totally worth the two days of total exhaustion from too little sleep and far too much work. I. Love. It. I mean, I fail to see what there isn’t to love about Star Trek, it has such a bad rep! Yet it has people shooting at each other and blowing shit up; it has some pretty awesome looking aliens; it has humour and from a purely female perspective some hot dudes in uniform…need I say more?
As you can see I am a massive fan already so I admit my opinion is slightly bias about this film, but if you take away the stigma of Star Trek, what you are left with is a really good sci fi action film, with themes of friendship and some great character growth. I think the star of the show for me was Benedict Cumberbatch (OMG what an awesome name!) who plays the bad guy and who those of you from the UK may recognise as Sherlock Holmes from the BBC series Sherlock. Although I may have a massive crush on him, it wasn’t just his hotness that made me think he stood out in this film, his blend of arrogance, intensity and ruthlessness was striking and made it believable that this man was lethal enough to take down the whole of Star Fleet if he just put his mind to it. Plus, he really is HOT.
Right, I am going to stop waffling, if you are into good actions, choc full of great graphics, bug explosions and some great acting don’t let the fact that this is Star Trek put you off, it was a fantastic film and I really hope I don’t have to wait as long as last time to see the next one.