Neither as fun as its predecessor or as affecting and operatic as its chosen model, Star Trek Into Darkness frequently dazzles but ultimately struggles to engage. Thing is, it’s not caught in a tractor beam. It’s locked one on its past and is attempting to tow.
Benedict Cumberbatch needs a fluffy white cat.
And Bruce Greenwood and sea monsters and space ships and and and…
And Lenny Kravitz as Lando Calrissian.
You know it to be true.
“There’s greatness in you. But not an ounce of humility.”
There seems to be a revenge theme at play here.