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Star Trek Into Darkness Synopsis
An act of terrorism sends Kirk on a mission to capture a powerfully destructive force.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The result is a stunningly nervy sequel that vaporizes any worries that Abrams’ terrific 2009 reboot was a fluke.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Into Darkness is a sleek, thrilling epic that's also a triumphantly witty popcorn morality play. It's everything you could want in a Star...
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By Scott Foundas
Markedly grander in scale, although never at the expense of its richly human (and half-human) characters, “Into Darkness” may not boldly go...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Star Trek Into Darkness offers much of what the fans expect and not much of what they don't. This character-driven vehicle is a...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The action is exhilarating, the visual effects spectacular - and spectacularly realized.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Kudos to Abrams for going bigger without going stupid. His set pieces, from an erupting volcano to the hell unleashed over London and...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
All Abrams wants to do is give us a great ride while holding firm to our longstanding emotional investment in these characters.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Spectacular special effects, superbly crafted action sequences, plenty of humor and terrific performances render it a cut above most summer...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The new film works. It's rousing.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Star Trek Into Darkness gives you an exhilarating, tingle-inducing rush — that rare feeling that comes when a gigantic entertainment is...
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By All_the_world's_a_stage
This is a fantastic movie, from beginning to end. Do yourself a favor and see it in 3D, you will not regret it. Also, if you go to ArcLight, La Jolla, Theater 7 is the largest theater (which I found...

... will prompt a redefining of Fandango ratings

By Dhaark
Simply put, to say "MUST GO!" just feels inadequate.... Wouldn't be surprised if this movie prompted Fandago to add a "STFU & GO!" rating! And ....just for the record that stands for "Stop...

Star Trek Set to Stun!

By MedRed
A great movie starts with a great trailer that can get you excited yet give away as little of the actual plot as possible. Kudos to J.J. Abrams for the excellent set up and execution! This movie...

New Favorite Movie

By lazypurpledragon
I loved the first movie, and I honestly didn't think this movie would come close. It didn't. It absolutely blew past the bar the first on set....

Worthy of the Original Sequel

By usualjay
I purposely ignored spoilers and speculation about "Into Darkness" for the last few months, wanting to enjoy the movie as much as possible. I'm glad I did: the plot twists were much more effective...

Derivative but worth it

By bigbananaguy
Too much money is spent on these things for originality. The best one can hope for is not a train wreck, and this is a serviceable follow up to the 2009 film. I won't give anything away, but the...

Everything I could have asked for in this sequel

By bgreathouse312
Sitting down in my chair as the movie begins I leaned to my girlfriend and said, "This movie will be action from start to finish. I promise, you will be engaged." J.J. Abrams never seems to...

Best of Alt. Star Trek Movies

By remejcr
Good combination of classic and alternate timeline. Funny, sad and emotional. Many one line references to classical characters and situations, but not necessary for understand the movie. My...

Star Trek Into Darkness

By dottieswieringa
It was awesome to see the NEW "Jim" Kirk and all the rest of the NEW, old crew. They have started a new era of Star Trek. This was the best Star Trek movie in a long time! A must see especially...

The Joke is on Us!!! (particularly if a Trek fan)

By XenoChron
Abrams clearly has no idea what Star Trek is about or really even how to put together a coherent and worthwhile story. The whole storyline is so gaping with holes that it definitely can't hold...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Action-packed Star Trek sequel has good story, characters.
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