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Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto in 'Star Trek Into Darkness."
Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness.”

By Megan Bianco

With Iron Man 3 still at the top of the box office and The Great Gatsby experiencing a mixed reception, it’s now time for the next star-studded, fun-filled blockbuster of the season. Enter J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, a sequel four years in the making after the hit revival of the old franchise from Abrams in 2009. The familiar characters of the famous series have returned—and in a big way.

When a number of attacks causing hundreds of deaths occur, Cpt. Kirk (Chris Pine), Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto), Uhura (Zoë Saldana) and Bones (Karl Urban) of Starfleet head to the USS Enterprise to tackle the universe’s biggest threat, a villain by the name of John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Alice Eve joins the team as Carol Wallace, a science officer with secrets of her own, and John Cho, Simon Pegg and Anton Yelchin return as Sulu, Scotty and Chekov, respectively. Like with most sequels, Abrams has a lot to live up to after his first successful Trek film. Here there is less character development and a more straightforward good-versus-evil story. Though a blend of both themes would have been fitting and Saldana and Eve appear underappreciated; Into Darkness still gives audiences some very exciting chase sequences and rather solid lead performances from Pine and Quinto.

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