The release of a new Star Trek movie is my opportunity to geek out. I started watching Star Trek when I was just three years old, so I’ve been following it for 43 years, through TV series, movies, books, games of all sorts and way more trinkets, clothing and paraphernalia purchased than I care to admit. That should establish my street cred for this review of Star Trek: Into Darkness.
WARNING: THIS IS A FULL SPOILER REVIEW. IF YOU STILL HAVEN’T SEEN “INTO DARKNESS,” AND YOU INTEND TO, THEN STOP READING THIS NOW!!!
I’m an old-time DC Comics reader. As a kid, in the 1970’s, I only occasionally read a Marvel comic book. But when it comes to cinema, I can only thank the gods for Christopher Nolan and his Batman trilogy, without which DC would be almost completely shut out of the truly classic comic book movie group.
Marvel has been light years ahead of DC for quite a while, and DC’s horrifying attempt to catch up with last year’s disastrous Green Lantern, a film which disappointed me all the more since Green Lantern was one of my childhood favorites, only demonstrated how much better Marvel works with the big screen and big bucks.
The Avengers takes Marvel’s dominance to a whole new level. It can be fairly said that this is everything a superhero movie should be, and then some. Continue reading