Star Trek: Into Darkness is a film I saw a while back but never posted about. I'm not a fan of this alternate universe Star Trek, where we get the same characters only not. I'm tired of re-hashing the same original series plots. And, as much as I love Benedict Cumberbatch, I'm disappointed in his casting as Indian Sikh Khan. It's a fine action/adventure/science fiction movie. Star Trek it ain't, except for the character names.
The Atlantic calls it "a more recognizable heir to George Lucas than to Gene Roddenberry." Empire Online has a positive review. Moria says, "It is certainly the most action oriented Star Trek film we have had to date. .... I’ll set my misgivings and loyalty to the original Trek aside and largely embrace the show that Abrams and co have put to say that they have for the most part done a rather entertaining job."
Wil Wheaton calls it "a damn entertaining film that may just provide an infection vector for a whole new audience — the next generation if you will — to explore the existing Star Trek world."
Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 87%.