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I am not a Trekkie (I’m even not sure of the spelling of the world). I have seen some episodes of the original series, some movies (quite recently for those, thanks Arte), and I have enjoy the 2009 reboot, especially the Kirk-Spock relationship, less smooth than the original, more in the energy and open rivalry.
I didn’t expect Shakespeare in the space as I went by a sunny afternoon (yes, I know, it was sunny and I locked myself in a cinema, but a movie is just two hours, so…). I didn’t expect Shakespeare, and of course, it wasn’t.
Star Trek Into Darkness is a nice pop-corn movie ; Space fights, likeable heroes, good villain…
Yes, the villain… played by a relatively unknown British actor named Benedict Cumberbatch… A good villain, Evil as ones pleases, here to kill and make suffer. I enjoy the megalithic face of Mr. Cumberbatch (him, so quick to express feeling usually), the lack of emotions of the character he plays (sorry, no name, but you already know), and suddenly a tempest of rage, madness, cruelty.
it’s obviously not the role of his lifetime (for now, if you ask me, it’s Frankenstein, but who knows about the future). Yes, obviously not, but it’s a good part; a new one for him, maybe a threshold towards other very different parts (It’s all I wish him, at least).
But Mr. Cumberbatch is just the villain, and the two heroes of the movie remains Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.
I really enjoy (sorry in advance to be a kind of villain myself) all the suffering they had to endure. Because it shows the humanity of these two characters, their strength and weaknesses. It’s really a movie where you enjoy the deepness of a friendship between two characters so different (more different than in the original stories). And the depth of the movie is precisely here.
Leave the pop-corn aside for one second and ask you this question: What a hero could do for his best friend?
Because they are real, epic heroes and I wish to see more of them in the future.
Yes, the story could have been more complex; I wish it was, because with a more complex villain on top, it would have been a masterpiece.
But, this movie remains a top entertainment, and yes, I really expect to see more of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock in the future.
With Chris Pine (kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock) Benedict cumberbatch (John Harrisson), Zoe Saltana (Uhura), Simon Pegg (scottie)…
Directed by J.J. Abrams, screenplay : Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, damon Lindelof
Plot : After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. (source: IMDB)