I generally don't do a lot of movie reviews on this blog. Mostly because I'm just that lazy, but I have to post something about the worst thing I have seen in months. Star Trek Into Darkness. I would say this review will include some spoilers, but that is impossible since the movie is a complete rip-off of all previous Star Trek movies and a few others. And by rip-off I mean, a copy and paste of those movies.
I can understand throwing in a few references to previous movies as people usually get a kick out of getting those references, but to cut and paste previous movies is a little much. Since this movie is picking up where the last one left off, with the Star Trek universe starting over, it makes sense that they would have a some of those references. So, fine Dr. McCoy now has a Tribble in his lab. In the series they have a story about how the Tribble showed up. In this movie he just happens to have one and everyone knows about it and accepts it. Khan, the villain who is generally accepted to be the best villain in the previous movies, shows up as a static pointless character not even remotely close to Ricardo Montalbans performance. The dialog is ripped off to the point that the only change is this time Spok yells "Khan!" towards the end instead of Kirk. The action sequences were all parodies of sequences for Star Wars. Apparently JJ. Abrams was trying to prove to the studios as to why he should direct the new Star Wars series by copying sequences scene for scene from Star Wars. Down to a shuttle they are flying, which looks remarkably like the Millennium Falcon, is doing the exact same movies while being chased by one of the bad guys ships.
I could go on, and on, about each sequence in this movie and where it was stolen from in previous Star Trek movies, and Star Wars movies, and The Lord of the Rings, and Blade Runner, and Indiana Jones, and even JJ Abrams own TV series Alias. Literally there is nothing original about this movie.
What do you get when JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman,and Damon Lindelof are sitting in a room snorting coke off a hookers ass while the SyFy channel plays in the background? You get Star Trek Into Darkness.
I realize this review is poorly written by the way, but I can't see strait after forcing my eyes to watch that trash, nor can I think straight after experiencing the worst two hours of my life.
If you want a better review by someone who spent some time writing it out, read this guys...