“[to Kirk] Do you know what a pain you are? You think the rules don’t apply to you. There’s greatness in you, but there’s not an ounce of humility. You think that you can’t make mistakes, but there’s going to come a moment when you realize you’re wrong about that, and you’re going to get yourself and everyone under your command killed.” – Christopher Pike
Number of Times Seen – 7 (Theater on 23 Jun 2013, 1 Sep 2013, 5 Nov 2014, 3 Mar 2016, 28 Aug 2016, 8 Feb 2018 and 10 Sep 2019)
Brief Synopsis – Continues the missions of the crew of the Starship Enterprise as they must try and stop a dangerous foe who wants to try and destroy Starfleet.
My Take on it – This is an amazing sequel that is able to dive right into the action since we are already familiar with the characters and there is no need to try and find a way to develop them any more than they already are and therefore doesn’t give us the need to waste time reintroducing them.
The film is action packed and is filled with wall to wall action that is aced so high that it’s sometimes hard to catch your breath as things move along so perfectly.
The cast is amazing and they all are able to give off the vibe of the camaraderie and chemistry that they all have together throughout.
This allows us to truly believe that they are crew members who must constantly work together in order to move things forward via the various situations they find themselves in.
The special effects are superbly done and they help raise the level of the story to a point where things feel quite realistic and genuine despite the fact that it takes lace in space and in the future.
The level of suspense and thrills in this film is quite high and that helps raise the stakes of all that can happen on their way.
It also allows the story to go in places that one wouldn’t expect and is so satisfying to watch unfold.
Bottom Line – Superb sequel that is able to take off right from the place of the previous film. The characters are already developed so well in the original that they are able to jump right into action here without the need to waste time reintroducing us to them. The cast all work so well together and its great watching the kind of camaraderie and chemistry they all have together which helps make us believe that they really are crew members who are able to work so well together in every situation that they find themselves in. The special effects are done really well and they help make things feel so genuine and believable even if it takes place in the future. The story is action packed and they find a way to keep the pace quite high the whole way through. The film is able to raise the stakes of things quite high by the suspense level that takes things in places one wouldn’t necessarily expect. Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During the scene when Kirk wakes up in bed with two cat-like alien girls, the tails on them are not computer graphics. They are actually remote controlled animatronic tails attached to the costumes. Chris Pine stated that the tails creeped him out, as they reminded him of spider legs, and he hates spiders. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)
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