Star Trek Into Darkness ★★★

"i will walk over your cold corpses."

STAR TREK IN 2 DARKNESS: *finally,* a star trek movie for people who could not possibly give fewer shits about star trek. interpret that as you will. not that you ever needed someone's permission to interpret something as you will. what a waste of words. i mean, is there any other way to interpet something? other than the way you will? talk about a time paradox.

anyway, the action is relentless, the movie is deafening... sleek, shiny, immaculately well-realized... grows tiresome, and fatally resolves at the precise moment it should be raising the stakes.

ah, well, as someone who was bored stiff by the first one, this was a pleasant enough surprise.