Star Trek Into Darkness Debuts Atop Weekend Box Office.
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Saw Into Darkness today and absolutely the best film I’ve seen all year. I’ve always thought ever since the original back in 2009 that they couldn’t have found a better actor than Zachary Quinto to play Spock and I still believe that’s true to this day and Benedict Cumberbatch plays such an epic antagonistic. There’s a couple tear jerking moments in this film especially the end but all in all, this movie is fantastic and if you love Star Trek, watch this film. -Eric
JFC JIMMY T. Ugh, he was so amazing. Like, I really enjoyed seeing him mature and realize what it means to be captain. That is something the movie got PERFECTLY. He needed to grow up and mature and understand what it meant to face a no-win scenario… and lose.
I rewatched Wrath of Khan after seeing this movie for Boohiss Crapsnatcher palette cleansing reasons. And Ricardo Montalbán was amazing, obvs (FROM HELL’S HEART I STAB AT THEE, FOR HATE’S SAKE I SPIT MY LAST BREATH AT THEE), but another thing struck me.
After Spock dies, there’s a scene where David goes to talk to Kirk and he says, “Lieutenant Saavik was right: You never have faced death.” And Kirk admits, “No. Not like this. I haven’t faced death. I’ve cheated death. I’ve tricked my way out of death and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity. I know nothing.”
And it struck me that TOS!Kirk really never did face a true no-win scenario until that moment. He’d lead a mostly charmed life.
Which is the biggest difference between TOS!Kirk and AOS!Kirk (I’ll call this one Jim for the rest of my reply). Jim’s whole life is different from Kirk’s because of death. And yet, he was removed from that death, he never faced it as a consequence of his own actions: he’d barely been born when his father died; and Vulcan didn’t happen on his watch, someone else was in charge when it was destroyed, and Jim saved Earth and didn’t lose a single member of the crew while doing it. Jim felt above death.
In this way, Kirk’s words could have been Jim’s: “I haven’t faced death. I’ve cheated death. I’ve tricked my way out of death and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity. I know nothing.”
Jim grew up in this movie. He learned a lesson at 29 that Kirk didn’t until he was in his 50s. You can see it, the moment it crystalizes for him: when he turns around and says, “I’m sorry.”
This Jim Kirk is similar to TOS in his genius and loyalty and his instinct, but beyond that he’s a different beast entirely. This movie took Jim and hammered him down until he was the captain, the man that he always had the potential of becoming. And it was painful and brutal and amazing. Jim learned what it means to lose: his captaincy, the only father figure he ever knew, his crew (both with Scotty leaving and the countless deaths), and finally his own life.
And honestly, I’m just… really excited to start delving into a fanfic landscape where Jim enters the five year mission with that kind of perspective. In the right hands, that will be something to behold.
The movie was awesome, they even put stuff in just for the fans! J.J. did not “bastardize” Star Trek, He brought it back from the dead you ungrateful little shits!! If it wasn’t for Abrams no one would be talking about Star Trek and there would be no new movies!!
Just enjoy something for once instead of trying so damn hard to rip it apart!